About Ellie

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Ellie Royce was born in Adelaide, South Australia and she's been telling stories ever since.

Although she spent over ten years crafting nonfiction articles for magazines, she finally realised her real love was writing the stories for young people that blossom in her imagination.


Ellie is the author of six books, five of which are for children.

Two middle grade novels "the Letterbooks" were published in 2008 with ABC Books.

Her first picture book "Lucas and Jack" was published in 2014.

"Auntie Uncle: Drag Queen Hero" Ellie's second picture book came out in April 2020.

"Frizzle and Me" is Ellie's newest picture book, out in June 2021.

Ellie truly believes in the magic and power of stories to change the world for the better, so she writes and reads them all the time (quite often when she should be doing other things!). Recently she's also added podcasting to her life, because it's such a great medium for sharing stories.

These days Ellie lives on Gumbanynggir Country in Northern New South Wales Australia and plans to keep writing visionary stories for kids and young adults forever.

#because we are all made of stories...