Elly Stevens was born and raised a city girl in Rochester, New York,
in a family of story-tellers. "Remember when..." were often the first
words at every family gathering. At a very early age, Elly was writing
fictional stories and scripts with characters from the 1950s TV shows
like The Thin Man for her and her friends to act out. In her teens at
Nazareth Academy, she worked on the staff of the high school's
literary magazine, Spectrum.
Following her dream of writing, she joined the Publications group at
Eastman Kodak Company where she held several positions including
technical editor and the consumer-relationship management (CRM)
team project manager for KODAK Digital Camera e-mail marketing
After Elly retired in 2004, she enjoyed her rural house and gardens on
Lake Ontario, and, with her husband Jeff, had the house torn down
to the studs and rebuilt. She also tended to her granddaughter,
primarily in her pre-school years, and reveled in a "second childhood."
It wasn't until a former co-worker, Joe Janowicz, contacted Elly to
edit his first novel, Bang-Bang You're Dead, in 2018 that she picked
up writing again. Her first book, a memoir, Searching for Serenity
in My Crazy Life, allows a peek into many of the real-life experiences
with her family and friends. Her second book, Dangerous Passion, is a
fictional story of relationships, choices, passions, and ultimately...murder.
Connect with Elly at https://www.facebook.com/EllyStevensAuthor.