Ellen E. Stanley is originally from New York but Florida has been home since the 1960s. She has lived in Miami, DeLand, Naples, Tampa, and now in Sebastian, Florida. She has earned BA, MEd, and MLS degrees, and has had a varied career. Since retiring, she has been a volunteer at the Sebastian Area Historical Museum, and is an officer on the Board of Directors for the Sebastian Area Historical Society, Inc. Ellen has been researching and writing, both technical writing and for pleasure, for most of her adult life. She has had several articles and books published. Arcadia published Indian River County, a photograph book, in 2010, and she chaired the publication of a postcard book, Indian River County, in 2007, also by Arcadia. Genealogy and more history works are planned.