About Ellen Bailey
This website is dedicated to Ellen Bailey and is a repository for her unedited and unpublished poems, odes, and lyrics. Most of her writings are religious and inspirational in nature but some are funny and humorous.
Ellen Bailey was born in Puritan Mines, West Virginia, a small, close-knit community of hard-working coal miners. The town is located at the southern tip of the state amid the beautiful Appalachia Mountains. She has lived there her whole life and has seldom ventured beyond her roots.
She wrote her first poem when she was in the third grade; it was a poem about the country of Holland.
She has been a regular contributor to the Williamson Daily News, a local newspapers, and a great many of her poems were first published in its columns under the name of Matilda Ellen Brown, her maiden name.
Ellen is a God-Fearing woman with a wonderful sense of humor. Both of these traits are reflected in the type of poetry she writes. She draws upon her life experiences and her belief in the Bible for the inspiration for her poems.