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Hi! I’m Ellen Schwartz, and I write books. Picture books for little kids, chapter books and novels for middle-grades readers, information books for tweens, and young adult novels for older kids. Plus information books for adults. Some are funny. Some are sad. All make you think and laugh and cry.



Here’s my newest book,

Galena Bay

of a Hippie


Community Historical Writing Award

Find out all about my books and how I write them. And find out how to invite me to your school or library.

Happy reading!

Also, check out my author’s page on Shepherd, a new website for book lovers that’s featuring Heart of a Champion! Visit my page on children’s books about social justice.

Join me for an evening of fun, lively and engaging conversation with fellow authors Jen Sookfong Lee and Harrison Mooney. Burnaby Public Library, October 4.
Memoir Writing: A Conversation with Local Authors - Burnaby Public Library (

Please support your local bookstore!


You can also order my books online at:

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