Elle McNicoll Author Website
Elle is a Scottish and Neurodivergent writer, happily living in London. She graduated with a first in Creative Writing and has worked as a bookseller, bartender, blogger and babysitter—all while writing stories for her own amusement. After completing her Masters dissertation on the lack of Own Voices representation for Neurodivergent children, she grew tired of the lack of inclusivity in the industry, and wrote a book herself.
Her first children’s novel, A Kind of Spark, was published in June 2020 by award-winning indie press Knights Of and stars two openly autistic young women. After publication A Kind Of Spark swiftly became the Blackwell’s Children’s Book of the Month in June and was announced as both The Times and The Sunday Times’ Children’s Book of the Week!
Her second novel, Show Us Who You Are, was published in March, 2021,
and was Children's Book of the Week in The Times. It was also the
Children's Book of the Month, as chosen by Blackwell's. It was nominated
for Best Children's Fiction in the 2021 Books Are My Bag Awards, and
Elle was also nominated for Best Breakthrough Author.
Elle's third novel Like A Charm was published in February 2022 by Knights Of and was also Children's Book of the Week in The Times, as well as being reviewed as 'Another fiercely gripping, superbly original story' by The Guardian.
In 2022 Elle also wrote a story as part of the crime
anthology The Very Merry Murder Club edited by Serena Patel and Robin
Elle was awarded an honour by the Schneider Family Book Award in 2022 for the US edition of A Kind of Spark.
A Kind of Spark was optioned for a CBBC television series, with Elle acting as co-head writer on the programme. It premiered on BBC iPlayer in the UK on 31 March 2023.
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