Ellen Hopkins is a celebrated name among Young Adult novel writers. She has published several New York Times bestselling novels. Her key works include Crank, Identical and Burned. These novels discuss delicate teenage issues such as, psychological problems, prostitution, drug addiction and other such issues that trouble young generation of today.
Born on March 26, 1955 in Long Beach, California, Ellen Louise Hopkins was adopted by Valerie and Albert C. Wagner.
She lives in Carson City, Nevada, with her husband and son.