About the Author

Nicole G. Ellis is the author of The Princess Without a Crown and an advocate for empowering children. As a professional hairstylist and makeup artist, she realized the messages that being marketed, particularly to young girls, were not always the best. She began writing books with different messages - ones that uplift, build confidence, reflect kindness, and impart a sense of belonging.

She is the creator of Be Bright Kids, partnering with early educators and music teachers, devoted to helping readers and writers. Brighten is dedicated to improving literacy, encourage children to be their brightest selves, and spark a love of reading and learning. 

Of all of the places she has lived from the Rocky Mountains to the coast of Europe, her favorite place in the world is with her husband and two daughters in Northern Utah. She finds joy gardening, horseback riding, tennis, home projects, and slowing down from the hustle and bustle.