Ellen Meeropol

Ellen Meeropol’s work explores characters at the intersection of political turmoil, ethical dilemma, and family life. Publishers Weekly gave her debut novel, House Arrest (Red Hen, 2011) a starred review, calling it “thoughtful and tightly composed, unflinching in taking on challenging subjects and deliberating uneasy ethical conundrums.”

A literary late bloomer, Ellen Meeropol left her nurse practitioner career to write fiction and work in an independent bookstore. She holds an MFA from the Stonecoast Program, University of Southern Maine; her short stories and essays have been published in Bridges, Pedestal, Rumpus, Portland Magazine, Shaking Magazine, Women’s Times, Off Our Backs and others. Ellen lives with her husband and cats in Western Massachusetts. Visit her online at www.ellenmeeropol.com.