Agent: Hannah Sheppard
Abi Elphinstone grew up in Scotland where she spent most of her childhood building dens, hiding in tree houses and running wild across highland glens. After being coaxed out of her tree house, she studied English at Bristol University and then worked as a teacher in Africa, Berkshire and London.
She is the author of The Dreamsnatcher, The Shadow Keeper and The Night Spinner, a series of fast-paced adventure books for 8-12 year olds which follow Moll, Sid, Alfie and wildcat Gryff's quest to find the Amulets of Truth and destroy the Shadowmask's dark magic.
When she's not writing, Abi volunteers for Beanstalk, speaks in schools and travels the world looking for her next story. Her latest adventure involved living with the Kazakh Eagle Hunters in Mongolia.
In November 2016, Abi published Winter Magic, a self-edited anthology of frosty, magical stories from acclaimed children's writers such as Amy Alward and Katherine Woodfine. This was also published by Simon & Schuster.
The Night Spinner, the third in the Dreamsnatcher series was published in February 2017.
Abi's book, Sky Song, was selected for Waterstones January Children's Book of the Month and shortlisted for the Sainbury's Children's Book Award 2018.
Rumblestar is the first in Abi's new series, The Unmapped Chronicles and was published in May 2019. This was followed by Jungledrop in October 2020.
Books by Abi Elphinstone
The Snow Dragon Is Independent Booksellers Children's BOTM - November 2019
Books For Keeps Interview - May 2019
New Abi Elphinstone Series To Simon & Schuster - January 2018
The Guardian Reviews Sky Song - January 2018
Sky Song is Waterstones Book of the Month - January 2018
Elphinstone Fourth Book Title Revealed - July 2017
Winter Magic Published - November 2016
Abi Elphinstone On Sky News - January 2016
Countdown to the Launch... - February 2015