Ellis Vidler and her husband live in the green and beautiful South Carolina Piedmont, where assorted creatures wander by for a meal. She is the devoted servant of a sweet shelter dog who's often featured on Facebook. She's always been a sucker for fur and feathers. From early childhood she's told stories (not quite how her mother put it) and collected strays. Ellis started as a graphics artist, moved into editing, and then writing. She also taught fiction writing. Her website is ellisvidler.com. Ellis's novels are suspense stories with varying degrees of romance. Her books contain mild adult language and situations. Her standalone novels are suspense, and the McGuire women books are about a family with a psychic streak. Her short stories are Southern fiction.