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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ellen Schreiber  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:YA Fiction



Illinois Connection

Ellen lived in Chicago for five years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Before becoming an author, Schreiber was an actress. She majored in theatre and spent a summer in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Schreiber lived in Chicago for five years. In Chicago, she graduated from the Second City Training Center and performed improv, Shakespeare, comedies and dramas. Schreiber and a classmate from Second City created and performed a two woman show for a year. After that, she tried her hand at stand-up comedy and during this time she began to write an adult novel about a rock star - Johnny Lightning. From there, Schreiber's writing career took off.

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