Biography of Ellen DeLange, author of the children's picture books "The Boy and The Egg" and "I Will Always Be Happy To See You" published by Clavis Publishing, New York.
Hello! I’m Ellen DeLange, a Dutch children’s book author, currently living in Canada. I have always been fascinated by books ever since I was a child. In the attic of my home I assembled a small library and I shared my collection with family and friends. During my adult life I started travelling and I extended my library with picture books from all over the world. I have always enjoyed making up my own stories. While completing a doctorate in medical sciences, I wrote my first picture book ‘A Story with a Tail. This book was nominated for the Prize of the City of Hasselt and published by Clavis in 2002.
Moving from one continent to another, while working and studying at the same time, I unfortunately did not have enough hours in a day to write another children’s book story. But the ideas for stories kept accumulating in my head, so there was no way around it, I had to create more time to get them on paper. My second book: ‘I Will Always Be Happy to See You’ was published in 2015. In 2018 /2019 followed by ‘When I look up’, ‘The boy and the egg’, and A warm friendship’.
When I am not working or writing you can find me walking in the woods with my Jack Russell terriers (who also happen to be featured in my books), drinking lots of tea after a busy day, or sailing on the ocean to clear my mind. I thoroughly enjoy working with different illustrators from all over the world. It is a magical experience to closely work together to make a story come alive.
Currently I am working on several new titles, please stay tuned😊