Ellen Judith Reich


Play with Words
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I have been a word lover and a writer my entire life.

I've lived in NC almost 30 years and in Charlotte since 2000. I have been married to Rick for 32  years and we have two sons (grown and flourishing) and one dog. Scout is a retired greyhound and, besides being a complete couch potato, enjoys working with me as a therapy dog.

My professional writing experience includes working as a reporter for The Charleston Gazette, writing copy for Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate and writing for the West Virginia Youth Coalition.

My publications are found on the "Writings" page of this site.

A variety of other endeavors complement my years as a stay-at-home Mom. In addition to writing I have worked as:

  • a licensed massage therapist in Florida
  • a volunteer, lay chaplin at Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro, NC
  • an actor, both professionally and in community theater.

While varied in scope, the common denominator to all my work is living from my heart and fostering communication and connection.

Even my years in law school grew from a heartfelt desire to help people. Though admitted to the Maryland state Bar in 1983, I found my day to day experience in legal work deeply analytical and minimally personal.

I have found that writing is the perfect vocation and avocation for me. Both my brain and my heart have opportunities for full engagement.


  • Goddard College, MFA  2011
  • Certification AWA Method, 2008
  • National Law Center, George Washington University, J.D., 1982
  • Vassar College, Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa, B.A., 1978

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