My name is Ellie Jacobson and I live in Farmington, Minnesota (about 20 miles south of the Twin Cities) with my husband and our two teenage sons, Sean and Alex. During the day I remotely work for a health insurance company and in the evening, I surround myself with words, reading and writing them.
I grew up with a single mom who had stacks of books piled throughout our home, in all different types of genres. My fondest childhood memories are going with my mom to small, independent bookstores in St. Paul and browsing the shelves, finding the perfect book.
In the 1990s I went to college majoring in English at The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul. Everyone around me told me “don’t major in English. It means nothing. You won’t find a job” I felt this external and internal struggle with what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. As if what my major was determined the rest of my life. That was too much pressure, so I left college after 2 years.
Fast forward to 2017 I decided to go back to college to finish my bachelor’s degree. It was my only regret in life, not finishing college. I erased that regret by graduating with my degree in technical communication in 2019.
Going back to college in my 40’s sparked this desire I’ve always had to be a writer. As my kids are getting older, I’m finding more time for myself. After I graduated, I felt like “ok now what do you want to do Ellie?” I started my creative writing journey with classes through Gotham Writer’s Workshop in New York and The Loft in Minneapolis.
In 2020, I decided to work towards my master’s degree in creative writing through Southern New Hampshire University. In 2021, I was accepted into the SNHU MFA program, which is where I wanted to be. I want to publish my first book and eventually teach creative writing.
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