Penny Ellis spent her childhood in Singapore and Cyprus. Her whole family became Christians together in Cyprus in 1973 when she was six years old. Being evacuated in 1974, she was influenced to start writing about overcoming fears. Penny gained a theatre studies degree at London University and started a children's theatre company whilst teaching in the East End of London. Creating educational issue-based shows they were invited to perform at police conferences as well as The Royal Festival Hall. Having battled OCD and self-destructive behaviour, she hopes to help others find that there is a life worth living.