About Ellen

Ellen was born in Chicago and grew up in the city’s southwest suburbs. Throughout high school, she cultivated her interest in drawing and writing in classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College. Ellen went on to Knox College, where she majored in art history and English literature and was the editor-in-chief of Catch, Knox’s award-winning literary magazine. She has worked for various children’s publishers in the Chicago area since 2009. 

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