ELLIE WHITNEY – By the time she turned three, Ellie Whitney was addicted to books, so a master’s degree to teach high school English seemed a natural fit. She graduated summa cum laude, receiving a perfect score on the Praxis, the national teacher qualification exam, for English language, literature, and composition. Afterwards, she taught for ten years. Her work has appeared in various local, state, and national publications. Currently, Ellie lives in Virginia where she attempts to work as a writing tutor and freelance editor while her wonderful family, two cats, and several stashes of dark chocolate constantly interrupt her.