According to the bio in a collection of stories: "Ellen J. Thomasson has always loved writing and wrote her first mystery-adventure story at age eight. Over the years, she has continued to write both fiction and poetry. She resides in a picturesque, historical Illinois city situated on the Mississippi River. A cat lover, she shares her life with two. Other interests include photography, reading, and greeting card designing. She is on Facebook as Jill Thomasson Author."