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USA Today bestselling author Ellen Byron’s Cajun Country Mysteries have won multiple Agatha awards for Best Contemporary Novel and multiple Lefty awards for Best Humorous Mystery. Bayou Book Thief is the first book in her new series, The Vintage Cookbook Mysteries. She writes the Catering Hall Mystery series, under the name Maria DiRico.


Ellen is an award-winning playwright and non-award-winning TV writer of comedies like WINGS, JUST SHOOT ME, and FAIRLY ODD PARENTS. She has written over two hundred articles for national magazines but considers her most impressive credit working as a cater-waiter for Martha Stewart. She blogs with Chicks on the Case, is a lifetime member of the Writers Guild of America, and will be the 2023 Left Coast Crime Toastmaster.

For Ellen's TV credits, click here.

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Literary Agent:

Doug Grad

Doug Grad Literary Agency

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Salem, MA 01970


Film and Television:

Joel Gotler

Intellectual Property Group

12400 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 500

Los Angeles, CA 90025

(310) 402-5154


Berkley Prime Crime

Kensington Books

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