Louella Nelson is an award-winning University of California writing instructor, best-selling author for Harlequin and Amazon, and developmental editor for Amazon and numerous best-selling and aspiring authors. She writes novels with vivid settings and strong internal conflict, such as Rye’s Reprieve and Rebel Love Song in the Harper Ranch series. Her historicals and literary short fiction are considered "sweet" but psychologically intense. Rye's Reprieve achieved the #5 spot in Amazon's Top 100 Historical Romance list.
She received her M.A. in English with departmental honors from California State University Long Beach and a B.A. with honors from Chapman University in English with an emphasis in creative writing.