Ellen Howard





Ellen Howard



Children sometimes ask, "Do you write about your own life?" I have to answer that I do not. The reason is simple: My own life is boring. Yet I would not trade it for anyone else's.

I grew up in a large and loving family--parents, grandparents, and three children all under the same roof, a big white house in Portland, Oregon. At school, I was able, but not brilliant. I liked to draw. I liked to play pretend. I liked dolls, too, right through eighth grade, and only fear of what others would say made me give them up then.

Most of all, I loved to read! And I dreamed of a time when, a grown-up married lady with thirteen children, I would write books.

But childhood dreams have a way of getting lost. It was not until I was in my mid-thirties, after m
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