Favorite drink while you write: Coffee, with nonfat half and half and raw sugar.
Favorite bookstore: Sundance Bookstore, Reno
Pets: Yukon and Arson (German shepherds); Toby (cat)
Writer buddies: Susan, Suzy, Susie, Jim (they can’t ALL be Susans!)
Cure for writer's block: Exercise. The brain kicks in when the body works.
Author idol: Stephen King
Other YA Novels: Crank, Burned, Glass, Identical
Find out more about Ellen in the current issue of readergirlz!