about ellen

Ellen Michaud is an award-winning author and editor who creates original content for magazines, books, and websites.


She has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Health Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Men’s Health, Readers' Digest Magazine, and Prevention Magazine, where she was the editor-at-large for six years.


She has also authored or co-authored more than 19 books, mostly for Rodale Press. Her latest books are A Master Class: Sensational Recipes from the Chefs of the New England Culinary Institute, published by the University Press of New England in 2008, and Blessed: Living a Grateful Life, published by Readers Digest in 2011.


A Master Class was named one of the top ten cookbooks of the year by National Public Radio (NPR), and as the #1 cookbook of the year by the New England Book Festival.


Blessed: Living a Grateful Life was named the #1 Spiritual / Inspirational Book of the Year by USA Book News.


Ellen was the 2012 writer-in-residence at Earlham School of Religion. Since then she has been the editor-at-large for Live Happy Magazine.