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Ellen Hope Meyer
Hemlock

Ellen Hope Meyer was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Years later, she and her husband built a house on the island of Mallorca and spent half of their time there. She graduated from Swarthmore and Rhode Island School of Design, and then became a stage designer, primarily for the Metropolitan Opera Company. She moved to London and worked on English productions of many American plays. She and her husband had three children who they raised on Orient Point, Long Island, a village of about 500 people. Eventually they moved to Port Jefferson. There Ellen finished her novel while working as a reporter for the local newspaper. Hemlock is set in Mallorca.