Ellen Butler is an international bestselling novelist writing the edgy Karina Cardinal mystery series, and the award-winning historical suspense, The Brass Compass. Fans who enjoy the suspense of Melinda Leigh and the humor of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum will fall in love with Butler’s Karina Cardinal. Her experiences working on Capitol Hill and at a medical association in Washington, D.C., inspired the mystery-action series. The Brass Compass has won multiple awards for historical fiction and is compared to such bestselling novels as Kristen Hannah’s The Nightingale. New York Times bestselling author Susan ELia MacNeal included The Brass Compass on her list of top ten favorite novels about female spies written by a woman.
Ellen is a member of Sisters In Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the Office of Strategic Services Society. She is an admitted chocoholic and confesses to a penchant for shoe shopping. Ellen lives with her family in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.