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Ellen Ficarra was born in 1926 to Spanish parents in New York City where she was a graduate of Julia Richmond High School. She had her own real estate agency in New York and also served as an administrative assistant for a physician while raising a family. In 1978, she and her husband moved to Myrtle Beach, SC and opened an inn-motel and bistro, and later another bed & breakfast called The Serendipity Inn. Ellen started writing when she was younger and her songs and poetry began earning her several national awards later in life. She enjoyed creating children's books with her daughter (illustrator) and granddaughter. Ellen was grateful for the chance to write in her later years and learned of her last award before she passed away in November 2012.
Winning Entry: Obituary for a Bay Tree
Contest Won: Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse 2012, Most Highly Commended
Winning Entry: Do Not Presume to Call It ‘Fun’!
Contest Won: Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest 2010, Most Highly Commended