Elissa Ambrose

Ever since the age of four when I pilfered my brother’s comics, I knew I wanted to be a writer. The road to publication, however, had a few detours. After graduating with a degree in English literature, I became a programmer (go figure). Years later, after an amicable parting with technology, I was an editor at a company that produced educational material, and after that, the fiction editor at a literary journal. Working with so many talented writers was what finally spurred me forward. Somehow I managed to overcome my procrastination and write my first novel, Journey of the Heart, and I’ve been writing ever since.

Originally from Montreal, Canada, I now live in Arizona with my computer-guru husband, Robert, and no, I don’t miss the snow. (It’s a dry heat, remember? And you can’t shovel heat.) Incidentally, it was Robert who inspired me to create Ellen, my Luddite character in Sex, Lies & Hot Tubs. He’s been trying forever to get me to update my tech skills, but it’s a lost cause. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a total Luddite—I love my e-reader and you can find me on Twitter and Facebook—but I have a meltdown every time I have to learn something new. Plus, I’m worried about carpenters. With e-books replacing print books, we won’t need bookshelves, so what will carpenters do for starter projects?

If you would like to discuss this or anything at all, drop me an email. I would love to hear from you!