Ellen is a graduate of Dublin City University, where she studied Communication Studies and was involved in the media production society. Here her love of media, and especially radio, grew. After various marketing and publicity roles, plus a sojourn in Sweden teaching English, Ellen returned to Ireland where she cut her teeth in the publishing industry at Columba and Currach Press before joining Gill Books in early 2017.
As Senior Publicist, a favourite part of Ellen’s job is getting to know Gill’s authors and discovering creative ways to bring their books to audiences. Gill’s wide spread of publishing genres allows for different thinking and approaches to each campaign. Some of Ellen’s most successful campaigns include fiction titles like The Importance of Being Aisling and Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, and Boulevard Wren and Other Stories by Blindboy Boatclub to sporting bestsellers including: Richie Sadlier’s Recovering, Andy Lee’s Fighter and Davy Fitzgerald’s At All Costs. From cookbooks: Daniel Davey’s Eat Up, Raise Your Game and Neven Maguire’s Home Economics for Life, to the wonderful world of children’s books with Peter Donnelly’s President series, Jason Byrne and Oisín McGann’s Accidental Adventures of Onion O’Brien series, and The Great Irish series.
There is never a dull moment.