Ellen F. Brown is an award-winning freelance writer and co-author of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind: A Bestseller's Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood, a Publishers Weekly top pick for spring 2011. She is currently working on a novel about the origins of Edgar Allan Poe's iconic poem "The Raven."

An Air Force brat, Ellen was born in Berlin, Germany. She grew up in Virginia and graduated from the College of William and Mary and the University of Richmond Law School. After ten eye-twitch-inducing years as a lawyer, she made the leap into a writing career.

Ellen lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, their two sons, and a basset hound named Leo.

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