Ellie Collins, Middle Grade/Young Adult Fantasy Author

Know a middle grader who enjoys Greek mythology fantasy? What a coincidence; I am, too, and I have stories to share!

Ellie Collins wrote her debut novel, Daisy, Bold & Beautiful, when she was turning eleven and just beginning sixth grade. She wrote amid a very busy extracurricular schedule, including a spot on both a gymnastics team and a trampoline and tumbling team, as well as taking weekly piano lessons. She's an avid gamer who loves hanging out with friends. Her love of Greek mythology inspires her writing.

The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from her book:

Greek myths all hold important lessons. I want readers to enjoy my stories while learning those lessons in a way that they can easily understand and relate to.

Why the author is an authority on the subject of her book:

My book is a middle grade Greek mythology fantasy. I LOVE Greek mythology AND I'm a middle grader.



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Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:

I can talk about how this writing journey began (my mom nagging at me to get off the Xbox) and how it turned into an awesome, cool project that Mom and I are working on together, bringing us closer than we've ever been before.

Presentation Audience:

Grades 4-6

Middle School


Less than 5 appearances



Willing to travel

Book Type:

Tween/YA Fiction

Young Author (Under 18)




Youth Issues

Book trailer for Daisy, Bold & Beautiful, a middle grade Greek mythology fantasy by Ellie Collins, published by Fresh Ink Group. Book Description: D.J. and her dad moved far from the small town and only home she ever knew. Now she's starting middle school in the city with kids she's never met.