Paz Ellis has been writing since childhood. Her writing journey began with journaling, 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. 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 forty-five years. "Just Finn" is the first of a two-part series. Part II will be available in the fall of 2020.
She was born and raised in New Jersey and currently lives in Florida. She lived on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma for twenty years with her husband. They have two teenage sons. Paz is also a photographer, a history buff, and an avid reader.