Ellen Arrand is a novelist, short story writer, and playwright and has a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph-Humber.

While researching her grandfather's role as a contractor in the building of the Borden Bridge in Saskatchewan, Victoria's Ellen Arrand uncovered family secrets and mysteries leading to her feminist/historical novel Public Works Private Souls (Beach Holme 1993)

The Trutch Street Women (Ekstasis Editions 2007) is a coming of age story set in Victoria, where a group of women in search of inexpensive rent come together to share a house and their experiences.

Trouble-shooting a marriage as well as a five-month international tour of a one-act version of Hamlet takes a look at the struggles of the "almost famous" in Bear Me Up Stiffly & One Man Hamlet (Ekstasis Editions 2011).

In Hotel Abundancia (Ekstasis Editions 2016), Sara embarks on a journey of the heart and self-reflection after the death of a close friend. Traveling from the mystical villages of Mexico, the pristine backwoods of Maine, the lush verdure of Vancouver Island, and the lake-bejeweled desert of the Okanagan Valley allow Sara to encounter a multitude of characters that provide lessons that are both inspiring and painful. As Sara comes to a better understanding of herself she must let go of what she fought so hard to find make the most difficult decision of her life.


Hotel Abundancia (Ekstasis Editions 2016) ISBN 978-1-77171-170-8, $29.95

Bear Me Stiffly Up & One-Man Hamlet (Ekstasis Editions 2011) ISBN 978-1-897430-18-7, $22.95

The Trutch Street Women (Ekstasis Editions 2007)ISBN 978-1-897430-18-7, $19.95

Public Works Private Souls (Beach Holme 1994) ISBN 9780888783448, $20.99

[BCBW 2016]