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Ellen Potter

Ellen Potter

Ellen Potter is the author of books including The Kneebone Boy, Slob, Pish Posh, and Olivia Kidney. With Anne Mazer she is also the author of Spilling Ink: A Young Writer’s Handbook. Potter grew up in a high-rise apartment building in New York City’s Upper West Side, where she exercised her early creativity by making up stories about the neighbors she saw on the elevator. When she was 11 years old, she realized all the best books were written for people her age, and so she decided to become a children’s book author. She studied creative writing at Binghamton University, and then worked many different jobs while continuing to write. She was a dog groomer, construction worker, art teacher, and waitress. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, son and a motley assortment of badly behaved animals.

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Otis Dooda

Otis Dooda Series

Ellen Potter; illustrated by David Heatley
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HARDY-HAR-HAR!

Meet Otis Dooda. Yes, that's his name. Go on and have a good laugh. He's heard it all before. He's been called things like Otis Poopy Stink and Otis Toilet Twinkie. That's right,...

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Otis Dooda: Downright Dangerous

Otis Dooda Series

Ellen Potter; Illustrations by David Heatley
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Feiwel & Friends

After surviving the crazy events of his first weeks in New York City, nine-year-old Otis Dooda is starting out at a brand-new school. He would love to make a good impression, but life in Tidwell...

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The Humming Room

Ellen Potter
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Hiding is Roo Fanshaw's special skill. Living in a frighteningly unstable family, she often needs to disappear at a moment's notice. When her parents are murdered, it's her special hiding place under...

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The Kneebone Boy

Ellen Potter
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When the Hardscrabble children wind up in London alone, they find they have a mystery or two on their hands. Will they discover what has become of their mum? And who is the Kneebone Boy living in a nearby castle?

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Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook

Ellen Potter and Anne Mazer, illustrated by Matt Phelan
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LEARN HOW TO WRITE LIKE THE EXPERTS, FROM THE EXPERTS.

Practical advice in a perfect package for young aspiring writers.

After receiving letters from fans asking for writing advice,accomplished authors Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter joined together to create this guidebook for young writers. The authors mix inspirational anecdotes with practical guidance on how to find a voice, develop characters and plot,
make revisions, and overcome writer's block. Fun writing prompts will help young writers jump-start their own projects, and encouragement throughout will keep them at work.

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