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 is also an attorney and has experience dealing and appraising rare books and manuscripts. She is currently at work on a book about literary estates and how they affect the legacies of deceased writers.

Brown lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, their two sons, and a basset hound named Leo. She is an active member of James River Writers, Biographer's International, and the Poetry Society of Virginia.

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