Ellen Conford (b. March 20, 1942, New York City, New York) is an author for children and young adults. Among her writings are the Annabel the Actress and Jenny Archer series. Her books have won the Best Book of the Year Citation, Best Book of the International Interest Citation, Best Book of the Year for Children, Parents' Choice Award, and more.
Conford attended Hofstra College from 1959 to 1962.
Several of her stories have been adapted for television, sometimes by Conford herself. Her children's book And This is Laura and the story Revenge of the Incredible Dr. Rancid and His Youthful Assistant, Jeffrey became ABC Weekend Specials, while her young adult novels Dear Lovey Hart, I Am Desperate and The Alfred G. Graebner Memorial High School Handbook of Rules and Regulations were used for CBS Schoolbreak Specials.