Ellie Royce has been telling stories ever since she can remember. This caused a few problems initially, notably the time she swore to her grandmother that she’d flown around the world on a broom and the time she kept her year three class enthralled with the ‘true’ stories of her double life as a Secret Agent. (Gran made her sit in the corner for lying and year three weren’t impressed when they found out the stories were stories.)
Eventually Ellie learned to use her power for good instead of evil and, after fifteen plus years working as a freelance writer, she finally returned to fiction and discovered the wonderful world of writing for children and young adults. Now Ellie writes whenever she has time (and quite often when she should be doing other things!) Ellie is a committed advocate for the power of story, and storytelling, to change the world for the better.
She is the author of two Middle Grade books, Amy’s Secret and Passion for Fashion, a series published by ABC Books/Harpercollins. Ellie's first picture book, illustrated by Andrew MacLean, was published in 2014. This picture book, Lucas and Jack, was shortlisted for the 2015 Australian Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award.
Ellie lives in Northern New South Wales Australia, with her family.