Ellis writes the stories she likes to read--action, adventure, and heart. She falls in love with the characters, flawed but striving to do the right thing, and hates leaving them when the book is finished.
From early childhood she's told stories (not quite how her mother put it) and collected strays. She imagined herself as everyone from Little Red Riding Hood to Robin Hood and shared their adventures through long hours of reading beneath the covers by flashlight. Her career began with illustrating, moved into editing, and then writing. She also taught fiction writing. Contact her through www.ellisvidler.net. She loves to hear from readers.
Her novels are suspense stories with varying degrees of romance. All contain adult language and situations. She writes two series of linked books: the McGuire women books feature members of a family with a psychic streak; and the Maleantes & More books are linked by the major characters, who work for Will Porter, head of Maleantes & More Security Consultants. Her short stories are Southern fiction, quite different from her novels.
Ellis lives in the beautiful South Carolina Piedmont with her husband; two sweet, wonderful rescue dogs; and assorted creatures who wander by for a meal.