Ellen Butler is an International Bestselling novelist writing edgy suspense/mystery novels and sexy, sassy romance. She is the author of the award winning Love, California Style series, bestselling and award winning historical suspense, The Brass Compass, and international bestselling Karina Cardinal mystery series. Readers who love the Hallmark Hall of Fame channel will enjoy Ellen’s romances. Fans who like the suspense of Melinda Leigh and the humor of Janet Evanovich will appreciate Ellen’s mystery series. 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. She is an admitted chocoholic and confesses to a penchant for shoe shopping. Ellen lives with her family in the suburbs of Washington, DC.