Ellen Hopkins is a poet, freelance writer, and the award-winning author of twenty nonfiction titles and eleven NY Times Bestselling young adult novels-in-verse, as well as two novels for adults. Her twelfth YA novel and third adult novel will publish in 2015. 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 board member for 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 now throughout the world. She has also established Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit organization helping youth-in-need into safe housing and pursuing career goals through higher education and the arts.
Ellen will be doing an Author’s Workshop with FPA students on the 25th, and will be the Commencement Speaker on the 26th.
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