is a poet, freelance writer, and the award-winning author of twenty
nonfiction titles and five NY Times Bestselling novels-in-verse. She
has published hundreds of articles on subjects ranging from aviation
to child abuse to winegrowing. Ellen mentors other writers through
her position as a regional adviser for the Nevada chapter of the
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She is
a regular speaker at schools, book festivals, and writers
conferences across the US, and throughout the world.