Ellen Butler is an award winning novelist writing sexy, sassy romance and edgy suspense novels. She is the author of The Brass Compass, a historical suspense and the Love, California Style series which includes Heart of Design, award winning novel Planning for Love, and Art of Affection. Ellen holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Policy, and her history includes a long list of writing for dry, but illuminating, professional newsletters and windy papers on public policy. The leap to novel writing was simply a creative outlet for Ellen’s overactive imagination to run wild. Ellen lives in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC.