Great Neck author Ellen Conford, just 73, died two weeks ago, at her home. Conford, who won many awards for her famed children’s books, reportedly had been in poor health for a while.
Conford wrote over 40 children’s books during her career, many of the noted series for young girls of all ages, Many of the books were inspired by the adventures of Conford’s son during his teenage years.
Her first book, Impossible Possum, was first published in 1971 and she then continued writing and publishing for the next 30 years.
Conford received several honors during her writing career, including a Book of the Year citation from the American Library Association and some of her books are being reissued.