Elly Swartz


Elly Swartz loves writing for kids, Twizzlers, and anything with her family! Her debut novel, FINDING PERFECT (FSG 2016) is about twelve-year-old Molly, friendship, family, OCD, and a slam poetry competition that will determine everything. In her second book, SMART COOKIE (Scholastic, 2018), you meet the spunky and big-hearted Frankie. Frankie’s all about family with a dash of mischief and mystery! And then on October 15, 2019, say hello to Maggie in GIVE AND TAKE (FSG). Maggie has a hard time letting go. When her family takes in a foster baby awaiting adoption, the collection of things Maggie's hoarding under her bed spirals out of control. With the help of a turtle named Bert and a foster baby named Izzie, she learns that love sometimes means letting go. Elly lives in Massachusetts with her family and beagle named Lucy. If you want to connect with Elly, you can find her at ellyswartz.com, on Twitter @ellyswartz, on Instagram @ellyswartzbooks, or on her webseries #BooksintheKitchen with author Victoria J. Coe.