Meet Ella Thomas, a side character in The Hunt, and the heroine of her very own novel, The Uprising. Ella is a twenty-four year old student with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Psychology, plus a master’s degree in English. She is currently enrolled in teacher’s college, and has grand plans of becoming a high school English teacher. Ella made her debut as angel hybrid Moira Aurelia’s bff in The Hunt, and has since cannonballed into the supernatural world with her eyes wide open, taking all the weirdness in stride while still keeping her sense of humor.
Ella is the second youngest of five. Her parents were both intensely career-driven while she was growing up, and therefore largely absent from her life. She and her siblings usually had to fend for themselves, which made her home life rather Lord of the Flies. She has a somewhat distant relationship with her three older brothers, while she and her sister were close as children but grew apart in their teens. To avoid the stress, she spent her final two years of high school living with Moira and her mom, two women she considers family in every sense of the word.
Despite a somewhat rocky upbringing, Ella has never been one to lack confidence in herself. An outspoken extrovert, she fills her time with clubs, sports, and all manner of after-school activities. From the time she could legally work and earn her own money, she did, though she took a break to live on savings and student loans during her university years.
Her friends consider her warm and empathetic, but also stubborn, impatient, and a touch on the impulsive side. She’s a lover of nineties R&B, is deeply passionate about food, and has more Harry Potter paraphernalia hidden away in her closet than she’ll ever admit.
Men come and go. Romantic relationships fizzle. Sisterhood is forever. Ella is loyal to the people she most cares about, and will go to Hell and back — a saying she now realizes could be taken literally — to see them safe and happy.