A voracious storyteller and a lover of words and all things bookish. I believe that stories have the ability to transport and transform us. With over twenty-five published novels and counting, my goal is to tell stories that provide points of connection, escape, and understanding.
I love inhabiting someone else’s skin through the pages of a book and am passionate about helping writers find their unique storytelling lens. As a writing teacher and coach, I guide writers in crafting the story they’ve always wanted to tell while navigating the path to publication that’s right for them.
Come on a storyventure with me!
I'm a Pacific Northwest native (also writing as Kate Dyer-Seeley). My love for the region runs deep. Hence why all of my books (whether I'm writing as Ellie or Kate) are set here. From the Shakespearean hamlet of Ashland, Oregon to the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, Washington to the hipster mecca of Portland, Oregon and a variety of other stunning outdoor locales, the Pacific Northwest is a backdrop for every book and almost becomes another character in each series.
When not writing, you can find me testing pastry recipes in my home kitchen or at one of the many famed coffeehouse or brewpubs nearby. You’ll also find me outside exploring hiking trails and trying to burn off calories consumed in the name of “research”.
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Cardamom orange lattes
Mary Oliver’s poetry
Kneading bread dough
A cozy reading nook
Family game night
Long hikes through the forest