Elli is the author of The Giant of Jum and The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight  with the multi award-winning illustrator Benji Davies (Macmillan), Swashbuckle Lil with Laura Ellen Anderson (Macmillan) and the Woozy the Wizard series with Al Murphy (Faber). A further three of her books are due to be published next year, with several more lined up for subsequent years. Elli is Patron of Reading at Heathmere School in Roehampton. She has also conducted events at the Hay and Edinburgh Festivals. Having lived for several years in Thailand, she now lives in London with husband, four children, two guinea pigs and a deranged cat.