"I wonder what things would be like here if it had all turned out differently.  What if . . .?"


     After a lifetime of personal adventures, travel and escapades (a lot of risky escapades), author Ellen Martin, is living her sunset years bouncing around a tennis court or clicking away on her keyboard.

     Outrage at social injustices, the thrill for suspense, and unraveling a good mystery are triggers that motivate Ellen to write memorable stories about colorful personalities.

Over 30 years as a military wife, she has resided both in the Orient and in Europe where she became no stranger to social injustice and poverty. She and her family have lived in the Philippines, Japan, Italy, and the Netherlands; not to mention both U.S. coasts and Kansas in the winter. 

     On a more personal note in 1965 Ellen was a flight attendant for the Charter Airline Saturn. The charters afforded her the opportunity to fly all over the United States and Europe in a DC-7. The cherry on top, and most exciting, was escorting United States troops in and out Saigon, Bien Hoa, Camron Bay and DeNang during the Viet Nam war. Her adventures in the war zone continued until she was swept away by her fighter pilot husband – who she has been married to for almost 53 years.

     After retirement from the Air Force the couple’s travels included England, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungry, Spain, Scotland and Ireland and topped off with a visit to  Cuba.

     God gifted Ellen with one “perfect” son and three grandchildren.

You wrap all this in a package and Ellen has been rewarded with an endless supply of fodder for her fiction.