ellen buikemaI have eclectic interests, which has been awesome for teaching as well as writing. Some of those interests are in herbal medicine, art, music, dance, neuroscience, psychology, science fiction, astrology, Reiki, Quantum Touch, experimental cooking and chocolate.

I am a parent, writer, speaker and educator. I received a M.Ed. specializing in Early Childhood from the University of Illinois in Chicago and have extensive post-graduate work in special education from Northeastern Illinois University. I write adult nonfiction and fiction for children, sprinkling humor everywhere possible.

I live in Arizona with my husband and our two dogs.

You may find me on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, and at ellenbuikema.com.

Find Ellen’s books in the YAAR Library:

The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon: New Beginnings
The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon: School Days
The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon: Summertime