Since founding CoCreative Writing in 2006, Ellen has played a role in the writing and publication of more than thirty titles, including the New York Times bestseller The State of Affairs by Esther Perel (HarperCollins, 2017); the Wall Street Journal bestseller Good Company by Home Depot founder Arthur Blank (William Morrow, 2020); and The Whole Foods Diet by Whole Foods Market founder and CEO John Mackey (Grand Central Life & Style, 2017). Her book proposals have garnered numerous publishing deals with “Big 5” New York publishers, and her writing consistently wins praise from literary agents and editors. Ellen’s eclectic client list includes luminaries in the fields of business, finance, health, diet, relationships, and self-help.
Ellen grew up in southwest England, attended a Waldorf school for most of her educational career, and earned her degree in English Literature from the University of London. She honed her craft as an editor in magazine publishing for several years before turning to books. She lives in Berthoud, Colorado, with her husband, author Carter Phipps, and their beloved cat Piper. When she’s not writing, Ellen loves hiking and photographing the beautiful raptors of Northern Colorado. She is passionate about fine wine, plant-based cooking, and her small but bountiful vegetable garden.
The CoCreative Writing Team
Ellen is married to award-winning journalist and bestselling author Carter Phipps, who partners with her on select CoCreative Writing book projects (learn more about Carter here.) Carter is co-author (with John Mackey & Steve McIntosh) of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Conscious Leadership (Portfolio, 2020) and author of Evolutionaries (Harper Perennial, 2012). He has also collaborated on several titles in the fields of business, finance, and health.
Over the past decade, Ellen has built a trusted network of expert writers, editors, proofreaders, researchers, marketers, publishing consultants, and more, whose skills she can draw on to support her clients as needed.