Aja Gabel's debut novel, "The Ensemble," quickly established her as a rising star. Gabel was an accomplished musician before becoming a writer, and her book features the ongoing connections between four members of a chamber music quartet. Gabel has been featured on PBS and NPR, and "The Ensemble" has since been issued as a paperback from Penguin. Aja has a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. She currently lives and writes in Los Angeles.