Ellen F. Brown is an award-winning freelance writer whose work has appeared in a wide variety of print and online publications. She co-authored the book Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind: A Bestseller's Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most popular and controversial novels in publishing history. A Bestseller’s Odyssey was a Publishers Weekly “top pick” and was featured in the New York Times and USA Today and on NPR and the CBS Early Show.

Brown, who also is a lawyer and has experience selling rare books and manuscripts, lives in Richmond, Virginia. She is a member of Biographers International, the National Book Critics Circle, and James River Writers.