Hello there

Joan Ellis

My name is Joan Ellis.

I love writing and am the author of four new books.

I am Ella. Buy me.
Bridget Jones meets Peggy from Mad Men in this funny, fast-paced story set in the sexist world of London’s mad, bad Adland in the 80s.

‘You will laugh and laugh, and laugh some more.’

The Killing of Mummy’s Boy
Two strangers meet on a train. One interest. Murder.


Seven-year-old Susan is alone with her younger brother when he dies and the guilt informs the rest of her life.

The Things You Missed While You Were Away
Bittersweet moments from my childhood in the 60s and my daughter’s in the 90s show how love fills the gaps in our hearts.

If you’re anything like me, your favourite books read as if they have been written especially for you. I hope you enjoy getting to know my characters and spending time with them.