TBF-Ellen Hopkins

March 20, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Meet Ellen Hopkins at the TEEN BOOK FESTIVALidentical08-author-hopkins on April 4th!

Five Fun Facts about Ellen:
1. I grew up with horses. Used to show English and Western, and also did gymkhana. I keep threatening my husband I’m going to buy a barrel horse and go rodeo.2. Through 8th grade, my family lived in Palm Springs, in the same neighborhood as some famous people, including Kirk Douglas, Elvis Presley and Bob Hope (who was a comedian and movie star). When my parents brought baby me home from the hospital, Bob Hope sent his nanny over to help take care of me.

3. I was adopted as a baby and when I tracked down my birth mother in the year 2000, I discovered she has written poetry her entire life and used to write scripts for Walt Disney.

4. I am majorly allergic to mangoes…. something I didn’t know until I tasted one and my throat swelled shut!

5. I am an excellent cook and like to bake, as well as can stuff I grow in my garden.

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