Twyla Ellis

Ellis, Twyla: - Twyla Ellis is a descendant of pioneers who came to Texas in the 1840s. She grew up roaming the dense pine forests in The Big Thicket around Livingston, Texas at the homes of her grandmother and great-aunts and uncles. Her family was one of the founding families of Livingston, and her great-great-great grandfather was the first city treasurer in the eighteen-forties. She fell in love with the lush flora and fauna and the haunting feel of The Thicket, its sounds, sights, and smells. The House on Camp Ruby Road is the first of a series of independent novels set in The Big Thicket of deep East Texas, under the banner of Ghosts of the Big Thicket, which will all have a Southern Gothic bent. Twyla holds a degree from Howard Payne University and had taught English and Music. She has been a member of NEA, TSTA, and TETA. She was a statewide officer and conference speaker with TETA (Texas English Teachers Association). She has run her own children's party and Read More chevron_right