Ellen DeLange

Ellen DeLange

Hello! I’m Ellen DeLange. I have been fascinated by picture books ever since I was a child growing up in the Netherlands. In the attic of my home I assembled a small library, and I shared my collection with friends and family. During my adult life I started travelling, and I extended my library with picture books from all over the world.

I have also always enjoyed inventing my own stories. Encouraged by my enthusiastic daughter, I decided to write my own picture book. While completing a doctorate in medical sciences, I wrote A Story with a Tail. This book was illustrated by Louise de Winter and was nominated for the Prize of the City of Hasselt.

After moving to Canada and completing another graduate degree, I wrote my second book: I Will Always Be Happy to See You, illustrated by Jenny Melihove. I’m very happy to have more time to write now.