Patricia Elliott has published many novels for children and young adults, ranging from fantasy and historical to detective stories (all from Hodder Children’s Books). Her new one for 9 to 12s is The Ship of Spectres: a Connie Carew Mystery and her latest for YA is The Devil in the Corner. Patricia’s novel, The Ice Boy, won the Kathleen Fidler First Novel Award and since then she has been shortlisted for many awards, including the Branford Boase, the Guardian, the Calderdale and the Wirral.
Patricia has worked in publishing in the UK and bookselling in New York. She has an MA in Writing for Children and gives creative writing workshops in schools, libraries and festivals. Find out more about what she offers on her website.