About Ellie Blackwood

Hi there!

If you hadn't guessed already from the massive letters on top of this page, my name is Ellie Blackwood. I like writing books, reading books, and taking pretty photos of books. I also like to swim and drink worryingly large quantities of tea.

This is mah face (feat. my favorite mug):

Some random facts about me:

  • I'm half English and half American. 
  • My favorite word is “hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia”, because it means a fear of long words and I find that very funny. 
  • I can juggle.
  • I have grapheme-color synesthesia.
  • Some of my favorite YA books include Every Day, Warcross, Illuminae, Eliza and Her Monsters, The Belles, and The Love Interest.
  • Some of my favorite movies are Ex Machina, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Inception.
  • I have cute dogs, who also like to read. This is Trish:

You can find me on Instagram @looseleafellie, TikTok @looseleafellieTwitter @looseleafellie, and Goodreads.

Alternatively, there's a contact form at the bottom of this page.

If you like what I do and want to support me, please feel free to buy me a coffee!

Review policy

At this time, I don't accept review requests directly from authors. Publishers are welcome to contact me about reviews, but I can't guarantee that I'll be able to say yes. As much as I'd love to read ALLLL the books, I'm just one person and my reading time is very limited ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Shameless plug

I also do freelance editing over at Fireproof Editing. Turns out, I love ripping books to shreds like an editorial harpy.


  1. Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliaphobia is also one of my favourite words. I'm also rather fond of ineffable. I like Divergent too, but my favourite is Legend by Marie Lu. Have you read that?

    1. Ineffable is a great word! I haven't read Legend yet, but it's on my TBR.

  2. popped over here after seeing your awesome twitter thread! I love the movie Inception <3 <3 <3 and YES please do read Legend! It's my all-time favorite series!