Ellen Green grew up on a farm in Washington Mills, New York. Yearning to see more of the world, she moved to Philadelphia to attend Temple University, graduating with degrees in psychology. For years she has worked as a therapist in a maximum security correctional facility in the psychiatric ward. Ellen has been published several times in Women’s World Magazine. The Book of James is her first novel and is a finalist for a Reader’s Favorite award. She currently attends Fairleigh Dickinson University and is working towards an MFA degree in creative writing.