Author Kat Ellis (white, female, blonde hair, blue-green eyes) headshot, standing in front of blurred foliage, wearing a dark red top with lacy sleeves.


Kat Ellis (she/her) is a young adult author from North Wales. She writes YA thrillers and horror with a touch of the weird, and is represented by Molly Ker Hawn at The Bent Agency.

When not writing, Kat can usually be found exploring cemeteries and ancient ruins for story inspiration, or watching scary movies. She is also an administrator for UKYAbooks – a collective of YA authors from or based in the UK & Ireland. You can find Kat on Instagram and Twitter – feel free to get in touch with her there.

She has published 5 YA novels: WICKED LITTLE DEEDS/BURDEN FALLS (2021, Penguin Random House), HARROW LAKE (2020, Penguin Random House); BREAKER (2016, Running Press Kids); PURGE (2016, Firefly Press), and BLACKFIN SKY (2014, Firefly Press/Running Press Kids), as well as one novella: THE TWINS OF BLACKFIN in the THREE STRIKES collection (2018, Firefly Press). 

To request a guest post/interview, enquire about TV/film/translation rights, or to discuss an event with Kat, please use the contact form.

You can access her media kit here – it includes info about Kat and her books.