About The Author
Ellie Finch is a cat-petting, globe-trotting feminist, fangirl, and author.
With a master's degree in International Conflict Resolution, she has a background in youth leadership, community-level peacebuilding, storytelling for social change, and social justice programming that empowers women and girls. In her role as a youth advocate, she worked for communities in Tanzania, Rwanda, Nigeria, and Morocco, and she counts herself lucky to have friends and colleagues all over the world. After several years of career service with Washington, DC area non-profits, she switched gears to pursue her first love and passion: writing.
As an author, Ellie independently publishes romance novels that celebrate humor in love, equal partnerships, and sexy consent. Her mom--a romance author with a long and successful career--inspired and encouraged her to write. Fanfiction--with its supportive, collaborative communities full of diverse and talented creators--taught her how to write. She is a cis gender, proudly queer/bisexual woman, and she writes both straight and queer love stories.
She currently lives in Florida with her cinnamon-roll husband, and their snuggly, chunky cat. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, a devoted introvert, and a fierce Slytherin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I buy your books?
My books are available for purchase through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. Here are links to my author pages on each platform where my books are available. You can also follow links directly to purchase options for each individual title on the "Books" page of this website. Paperback copies are available online through Amazon. You can also follow me on Goodreads and BookBub.
How can I stay on top of your new releases?
The best way to do that is by joining my newsletter. I’ll send out regular updates. Plus, you get a free exclusive gift!
What is the free gift available only to people who subscribe to your newsletter?
A short story about Meredith and Ryan, the main characters from my first book, The Date Coach. It is fluffy and steamy (*cough* there's pegging *cough*), and it serves as an epilogue to the main book. It's about 15,000 words. (It also features a quick little cameo appearance from Jayla and Ciara, the main couple from Snowed In, which comes out February 2020.) When you sign up for the mailing list, you will get an email with a download link and access to the PDF.
What’s with the content notes on your book pages?
I am a romance author, but my home and heart are with fanfiction. My formative experiences with writing, especially in how an author should interact with readers and my understanding of what authors owe their readers, is entirely shaped by the fanfiction communities I love. This means that I write the things I want to write, for me and no one else…but I also want to have open communication with my readers about what they can expect from my books. On my “Books” page of this website, I include content notes for each book. This is to help you make an informed decision about whether or not the book is something you want to read. Some of the tags are to let you know what tropes you can expect, some are to give you an idea about the heat-level you can expect, and some are to let you know about any content that might be triggering, sensitive, squicky, or just not your cup of tea. Maybe a tag will make you want to read the book more—Oh my god, “there was only one bed”?!? My favorite!!—or maybe a tag will give you a heads-up that this story is not for you—“Mentions of a past abusive relationship” hits a little too close to home, so I think I'll pass on this one—but either way, the idea is to keep you informed so you can make the choice.
What is your cat’s name?
Do you write anything other than romance?
I do! While romance is the only genre I have published, I also deeply love the Young Adult genre. I am currently writing drafts of a few YA manuscripts which I hope to one day publish. If that happens, I will publish those books under a different name, but I will also give a heads-up to my newsletter subscribers.
I just followed you on Tumblr. Why is your name different?
I write under a pseudonym. For the most part, since I am juggling multiple career paths and attempting to write in multiple genres, I try to keep my names and brands separate. I have a Twitter account, newsletter, and webpage that are tied to my Romance name, and I share life and writing updates that are relevant to my role as a romance author on those pages. This separation is to keep things cleaner and easier for me, but it’s also to be respectful to my readers; just because you like my RomComs doesn’t mean you want to read or hear about my YA fantasies, and vice versa. But! My Tumblr is the one exception. Tumblr is the one place where all of my reading, writing, and fandom identities converge. I share updates on my writing process, writing memes and writer problems, and photo sets or quotes from my works in progress. And that means all of my works in progress, in all genres that I write—Romance, YA, and even sometimes fanfiction. I am also on Tumblr as a fan, a reader, and a member of informal writing communities. You’ll get updates about my books there, but they’ll be a little more unpolished and personal than on other platforms, and you’ll also see a lot of reblogs of Harry Potter memes, pictures of cats, and cool books I’m reading. If you’re not interested in following a page with such messy diversity of content, don’t worry, I fully understand. But if you don’t mind the mess, that is where you’ll get the realest and earliest updates about anything I write.