Growing up every summer in a place where dancing and romancing are literally part of its theme song, Liz Kelly can't help but be a romantic at heart. And since her favorite author, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss wrote some of the world's greatest romances, she's just trying to give the world a little more of that. (Okay, maybe a little sexier that, but we are now in a new millennium after all.) A graduate of Wake Forest University, where she met her handsome golf-addicted husband, (who is now sporting dark glasses everywhere he goes) Liz is a mother of two grown sons (also sporting dark glasses) and a miniature Labradoodle named Isabelle. They live in the Fountain of Youth, a.k.a. Naples, FL where dancing and romancing continues on ad infinitum.
Ellen worked as a researcher and teacher in the University of Bristol for more than 20 years. She was a founder of the Domestic Violence Research Group (now the Violence Against Women Research Group) in the School for Policy Studies which carries out a wide range of research into the impact of domestic violence on women and their children and looks at the implications for law, policy and practical services in local, national and international contexts. Prior to coming to the University, Ellen was actively involved with the Women's Aid movement in working to develop effective support across a range of services and much of her research and that of her colleague, Gill Hague, is carried out in consultation with the UK women's aid federations. In 2006, Ellen was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (L.L.D by the University of Bristol).