Paz Ellis has been writing since childhood. She began her journey as a writer with poetry and short stories. She grew up in a household of voracious readers. Her father used to write Cuban folk songs and one of her uncles is a poet. Like her older sister, she kept journals. When she was about twelve years-old her mother gave her a wonderful gift… her first hardcover book. It was a beautiful copy of “Little Women.” She looked at it and realized that her name would be on a book cover one day. However, her first book was a product of grief. She wrote a memoir, Plantains and the Seven Plagues several months after her mother passed away and has not stopped writing since that day.
Paz has also published a fictional book, “Just Finn”. It is a story about an autistic young man, inspired by her brother who has lived with Asperger Syndrome for over 45 years. “Just Finn” is the 1st of a two-part series. Part II will be available in the fall of 2020.
Paz was born and raised in New Jersey and currently lives in Florida. She lived on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma for 20 years with her husband. She has two teenage sons. Paz is also a photographer, a history buff and an avid reader.