Ellie was brought up in Belfast during the Troubles when flag-waving and fighting, bodies in bin-bags and bullets and bombs were an everyday occurrence. With a passion for history, she became interested in early emigration from Ireland, and discovered the Irish were already sailing to the New World long before the Great Hunger of 1845. Young Eagle Rising is the story of what might have happened to one such family. Ellie holds an A.L.A.M (Acting Dip. L.A.M.D.A.). She and her husband have four children. Somewhere along the way she discovered she could place her imagination on paper and writing became an insatiable urge. Young Eagle Rising is the result.