Ella Carey is a self confessed Francophile who can almost claim Paris as her second home. She has learned French since she was five, and these days enjoys chatting in 'Franglaise' with her dear friends in her long standing French lunch group.
Ella travels to France and Europe regularly, and, along with completing extensive research, has drawn on her many trips to Paris and other beautiful locations in France in order to craft the settings, history and atmosphere in 'The Paris Time Capsule.'
Ella has an Arts degree majoring in Modern European History and English Literature, as well as a Music Degree in classical piano. Ella reads widely, and her favorite authors are Ernest Hemingway and Jane Austen.
Ella has spent years studying the craft of writing and attends many workshops and seminars in order to develop her work. Ella has written stories since she could pick up a pen and has written seriously for the last ten years, working with several writing mentors, both independent and through writers' agencies. Ella has had her work published in the Australian Review of Fiction and teaches creative writing workshops in schools. Ella worked as a History, English and Music teacher for many years. She now writes full time.
Ella first read the poignant and fascinating true story about the apartment that had been abandoned in Paris several years ago on an online article. Ella had just finished a draft of a novel about a mystery surrounding valuable art ... and a love affair from the past. The similarities between Ella's work in progress and the true story in Paris were so striking that it seemed meant to be that Ella would throw everything she had learned from writing and editing her previous manuscript with an agency in London into a new story - 'The Paris Time Capsule.' It was the mystery as to why Madame de Florian never returned to her apartment in Paris that inspired Ella to write her own work of fiction.
This led to much historical research, a year of writing and editing and, finally, the completion and publication of 'The Paris Time Capsule.'
Ella is so entranced with this story, that she is writing another two novels inspired by Madame de Florian's abandoned apartment ...
The second novel will be released later this year.
Ella lives with her husband, two children and two gentle and noble Italian greyhounds who are always mistaken for whippets.