Since editing her high school’s humor magazine, Ellen Conford has become one of the most prolific and successful authors of young adult fiction. In addition to the popular Jenny Archer and Annabel the Actress series, Conford has written over thirty novels. She has received numerous awards, notably an ALA Best Book of the Year Citation for The Alfred G. Graebner Memorial High School Handbook of Rules and Regulations. Several of her novels have been adapted into television specials, including And this is Laura and Dear Lovely Hart: I Am Desperate.
She attended Hofstra College and lives in Long Island with her husband, David Conford.