About The Author


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Jayne Flaagan

Jayne Flaagan grew up in North Dakota and made the big move to Minnesota many years ago.  She lives with her husband and her goofy dog named Ella.  She also has three great children.

Flaagan has degrees in Advertising/Public Relations, Elementary Education and French.  Her experience includes a background of over 30 years in Elementary and Early Childhood education, as well an extensive expertise in writing for many different publications and in several different genres.

Flaagan can speak Spanish, loves to travel, read, do crossword puzzles, and spend time with her family, as well as having various other hobbies and past times.  She is an extremely avid fan of the sunshine, which makes Minnesota winters a bit too long for her liking.

Books have always been a huge part of her life and reading to children is something that she feels is critical to every child’s learning experience. Between her jobs and raising her children, she estimates that she has probably read over a million books to children over the years!
Jayne Flaagan grew up on a farm with a Husky for a pet and she has many fond memories of him.  When it was time to get a dog for her own family, she knew that it had to be a Husky.  Huskies are fun, lovable and have lots of energy!  Ella is the second husky that she and her family have had the joy of including in the family.

Ella has provided so much joy and entertainment for her own family that Flaagan decided she wanted to share Ella with other families.  Thus, “Ella the Doggy” book series was born!

Flaagan’s “Ella the Doggy” book series includes “Doggy’s Busy Day,” “Doggy Finds Her Bone,” “Doggy Loves Autumn” and “Doggy Celebrates Christmas.”  Jayne Flaagan’s website can be found at www.ellathedoggy.com and you can reach her at djflaagan@gra.midco.net.