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Kat Ellis

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Kat Ellis is a YA author from North Wales, where she lives with her husband and evil cat. She grew up immersed in ancient myths about dragons and giants, and spent most of her childhood getting into trouble while exploring the local cemetery. Now, you’ll usually find her faffing around on social media or out taking photographs of the Welsh wilderness. Blackfin Sky is her debut novel (out now), and Breaker will be released in Spring 2016.


  • BLACKFIN SKY (Firefly Press, May 2014/Running Press Teen, September 2014)
  • BREAKER (Running Press Teen, May 2016)
  • PURGE (Firefly Press, 2016)

18952405BLACKFIN SKY by Kat Ellis

When Sky falls from Blackfin Pier and drowns on her sixteenth birthday, the whole town goes into mourning – until she shows up three months later like nothing happened.

Unravelling the mystery of those missing months takes Sky to the burned-out circus in the woods, where whispers of murder and kidnapping begin to reveal the town’s secrets. But Sky’s not the only one digging up the past – the old mime from the circus knows what happened to her, and he has more than one reason for keeping quiet about it. (more)

“A tangled mystery in an atmospheric setting. A real page-turner!” — Kate Ormand, author of Dark Days

24531080BREAKER by Kat Ellis

Kyle Henry has a new name, a new school, and a new life—one without the shadow of the Bonebreaker hanging over him. It’s been a year since his serial killer father’s execution, and it finally looks like things are turning around for Kyle.

Until he recognizes the girl sitting in the back row in homeroom.

Naomi Steadman is immediately intrigued by Killdeer Academy’s newcomer. She does not know he is the son of the man who murdered her mother. What she does know is she and Kyle have a connection with each other—and a spark that Kyle continues to back away from. (more)

Coming soon: PURGE by Kat Ellis

Mason has secrets he’s desperately trying to keep, like his drug habit, a history of getting into trouble wherever he goes, and the illegal audio implant he’s struggling to live with. When he’s kicked out of yet another community, Mason has no option but to seek shelter with people who believe purging is good for the soul — only in Mason’s case, ‘purging’ means having his personality altered through a terrifying virtual reality programme.

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