Synopses & Reviews
Elizabeth Ellen is one of the most thrilling writers to come out of the literary Internet scene. She writes boldly about her wayward characters reckless women, cold-shouldered men, and unsupervised children. In her debut collection, Before You She Was a Pit Bull, Ellen unleashes six stories that will crush your heart and leave you begging for more.
"Elizabeth Ellen's stories are ferocious and tender, filled with dark, relentless momentum punctuated by exquisite moments of
sweetness and stillness." Davy Rothbart, creator of Found magazine and author of The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas
"Elizabeth Ellen's eye never fails to capture the most revealing details in these humane, off-kilter fictions. Like Denis Johnson, her stories take place in the passenger seats and rec rooms of an uneasy Americana and are warmed by a generous sensitivity to human frailty." Ryan Boudinot, author of The Littlest Hitler
"Thanks to her lack of pretension, her focus on detail, and her willingness to explore the ugly stuff without judgment, Elizabeth Ellen's stories take nothing characters, nowhere towns, and turn them into something extraordinary. She elevates the unremarkable, and makes it shine like the goddamn sun." Whitney Pastorek, executive editor, Pindeldyboz
About the Author
Elizabeth Ellen lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her writing has appeared widely on the internet and in journals and anthologies.