Ellen Chauvet was born in Jefferson City, Missouri where she lived for only a year before moving to Boulder, Colorado with her parents. At the age of 7 her father took a position with an international soft drink company and Ellen spent the next six years of her life in South America. Although their main home was in Bogota, Colombia, she spent short periods of time in most of the large cities in South America and speaks Spanish fluently.
Her love for reading developed at an early age and she wrote several short stories and plays which were lost over the years and many moves. In 2003 a friend introduced her to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Ellen was fascinated by the idea of good and evil vampires. At that point she started reading every vampire novel she could find, particularly loving Anne Rice, Charlaine Harris and Laurell K. Hamilton. Ellen is a master in communication and decided to use her skills to write. Her fortes are sex, violence and action. When Darkness Falls is the first in a series of books called The Vampire Redemption Series and is adult fiction. Ellen lives in British Columbia and finds the months of rain and gloom particularly conducive to this genre.