About Ellie

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

I’m a 25 year old writer living in Los Angeles, and this is The Second Page. I got the idea for the title (from the above quote) during study abroad, and thought it was clever since I love both books and traveling. It’s been a few years (and a few blogs) since then, and the title’s stuck around.

Born and raised in Boston, I moved to California in April 2017 with a one-way plane ticket, no job or concrete connections to get one, and the persistent belief that things would work out. Now I work in nonprofit communications and take way too many photos of palm trees. Yes, Los Angeles is great and very expensive, and no, I don’t see celebrities every day – except for the time Victoria Beckham cut in front of me at Salt & Straw. I carry my bullet journal everywhere I go and attend way too many concerts. In my spare time, she trains for marathons, reads a lot, and sings (loudly and poorly) to boyband hits.

I write on this site about books I’ve read, races I’ve run, the trials + triumphs of being 25, mental health, places I’ve visited, and other topics that catch my fancy. 

I’m currently working on my first novel, about a college graduate sent on an unexpected expedition to Europe after the death of her estranged grandmother.