Ellen Schreiber was an actress, she performed in a two-woman show before going on her own to become a stand-up comedian before becoming an author; she was also a real-estate agent. She studied Shakespearean theater at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and comedy at The Second City of Chicago, which is where she lived for five years. As a novelist she has had several works published in Europe and America. Her brother, Mark Schreiber, is also an author. He helped her start her writing career. The Vampire Kisses series was her first popular book series. It stars Raven, a goth girl who has wanted to be a vampire since she was little, and Alexander Sterling, a vampire who loves to paint
Ellen has started writing another book series known as Once in a Full Moon based on a human girl Celeste who falls for Brandon who is a human that turns into a wolf at night. The series ended in 2012 with a total of 3 books.
The Vampire Kisses series is about a high school goth girl named Raven Madison, who lives in a boring town that she calls dullsville. Raven finds out that a boy who has recently moved to her town is a vampire, and falls in love with him. The series was continued into a manga series entitled Blood Relatives.