About Ellen

ELLEN VAUGHN is a New York Times #1 bestselling author and inspirational speaker. Her recent books include Time Peace and Radical Gratitude (Zondervan), and collaborative works The God Who Hung on the Cross (Zondervan); Rags, Riches, and Real Success (Tyndale); and It's All About Him (Thomas Nelson). The last, written for Denise Jackson, debuted at #1 on the New York Times nonfiction list after its release in late July.

Vaughn's award-winning novels are The Strand (Word) and Gideon's Torch (Word), which she coauthored with Chuck Colson. She collaborated with Colson on eight other nonfiction books, including ECPA Gold Medallion winners Being the Body (Word), The Body (Word), and Kingdoms in Conflict, re-released by Zondervan last spring as God and Government.

Former vice president of executive communications for Prison Fellowship, Vaughn speaks frequently at Christian retreats and conferences, and has been featured at writers' seminars in the U.S. and Canada. Her articles have appeared in Christianity Today, World, and The Dallas Morning News. Vaughn holds a Master of Arts from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond. She and her husband Lee live in the Washington, D.C. area with daughter Emily, 15, and twins Haley and Walker, 12. Vaughn has an enormous dog named after C. S. Lewis, and a small emergency back-up pup named Gus. She enjoys reading, walking, drinking coffee, and staring pensively at the ocean.

For an in-depth look into what makes Ellen tick, read Ellen Vaughn Answers The Faithful Fifteen at FaithfulReader.com, where Ellen talks about her Christianity, her mentors and influences, her calling, and shares a few personal glimpses from her life (so far).

Ellen with Mike Cromartie
Ellen, Mike Cromartie, and lots of bubbles