Martyn Ellington (pen name M.E. Ellington) is the author of two published novels, and the author of two Amazon best-selling titles. In addition, Martyn has also written movie reviews for the online anti-newspaper, Dafty News.
He was born and raised in North East England, where he still lives. From young he has been a fan of all things science fiction, and horror. From the B-movie classics such as The Valley of Gwangi and the Hammer Horror movies of Christopher Lee, through to more contemporary shows like The X-Files, as well as other classics like The Twilight Zone and Star Trek. His writing influences include James Herbert and Michael Crichton. To relax, Martyn enjoys the company of friends, family and his dogs. Not always is that order! He also enjoys listening to music, his favourite artist being Jeff Lynne, though he says he does also enjoy relaxing to Diana Krall and First Aid Kit among others. He's a self confessed audiophile, who in a world of digital everything, still prefers the sound of vinyl. One of his prize possessions is a thirty-four year old Technics hi-fi system which once belonged to his father, who bought it new.
He describes his writing technique as unusual. Whilst most writers plan the plot lines and twists, and make extensive notes, Martyn states that once he has the characters figured out, and the basic storyline planned, he prefers to let the story develop organically. He has no real preconceptions on how the story will end, or what fate the characters have in store.