Ella McFadyenElla McFadyeni(A14412 works by)
Ella May McFadyen; Ella M'Fadyen; Ellen McFadyen)
Also writes as: Cinderella; E. McF. Born:Established:26 Nov 1887Stanmore,Marrickville - Camperdown area,Sydney Southern Suburbs,Sydney,;Died:Ceased:22 Aug 1976Lane Cove,North Sydney - Lane Cove area,Sydney Northern Suburbs,Sydney,
Ella May McFayden was a poet, journalist and children's author and a founding member of the Society of Women Writers. She worked at the Sydney Mail for over 20 years, publishing under the name of 'Cinderella', and her poetry was published in the Australasian, the Australian Town and Country Journal, the Lone Hand, the Spectator (London), the Sunday Times and the Sydney Morning Herald.
Her popular Pegmen books originally appeared as a serial in the Courier-Mail, were taken up by the School Magazine (New South Wales) and later dramatised by the ABC. She also wrote Who's Who of Classical Allusion: Containing 500 Names of Famous Greek and Roman Myths and Heros (n.d).