The author is an ordained Christian Metaphysical minister. As a young adult Ellen worked many years in the business world as an accountant. She then changed careers, becoming a NYS certified alcohol/drug counselor. After retiring she began a career as author. Her works include The Laughing Christ, (2002), her memoirs, El's Rae: A Memoir (2005). Next came the first book of 365 meditations (Homeward Bound, 2006), then Be Still and Know. Her next book will be another book of meditations. Rev. Douglas was married 22 years and has four children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.