"What Shall I Be Today" Hippity Zippity
Ellen Ramsay

I am a collector of stories. I love to listen to stories and to make up stories.

When I was younger, I wrote letters to my grandparents with great care. I often included stories and poems. They always responded with praise. They never sent rejection letters.

I grew up in Ohio and had an early fondness for books and bears.  

As a junior high and high school English teacher, I loved teaching writing. Now, I work as a technical writer and editor for an environmental and engineering consulting firm.

During the day, I write about how to clean up environmental contamination and preserve resources. At night and on weekends, I write about solving mysteries, combating fears, flying with dragons, and reading stories to bears.

I live with my husband and thirty-seven teddy bears in a friendly and bear-safe home in Pennsylvania .

“Book” and “bear” are still two of my favorite words.

Showing off one of my favorite books

Publications

“Stitching up the Hole in the Sky” in Highlights for Children

“Do You Know A Good Way to Remember?” in Hopscotch

"Who Shall I Be Today?” in Dragonfly Spirit

“I Can’t Get Up Until . . . “ in Stories for Children.

“Hippity Zippity,” in Highlights High Five. To hear the story, go to

"Do You Know A Way to Remember?"
My bear was a superior tree climber!
"Stiching up the Hole in the Sky" "I Can't Get Up Until....