Mick Elliott


MICK ELLIOTT is an author, illustrator, TV producer, scriptwriter, animator, reading ambassador, public speaker and mischief maker. For two decades he was the Head of the Creative Department at Nickelodeon Australia, producing hundreds of hours of programming for pre-schoolers through to teenagers. His credits as producer include SlimeFest, Camp Orange, Slime Cup and the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

Mick collaborated with the Sesame Workshop, writing and producing three series of Play Along With Ollie, an international co-production featuring the first and only Australian muppet character. Mick’s work as a producer has won more than twenty local and international industry awards.

In 2016, Hachette Australia published his hugely popular series THE TURNERS, a comedic fantasy for upper primary readers about a reluctant 13 year old shape-shifter. THE TURNERS was nominated for an Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Book, and voted amongst Better Reading’s TOP 50 Kids’ Books. The series features on the NSW Premiers’ Reading Challenge and was adapted into an interactive, educational audio experience by AudioPlay which tours festivals around Australia.

Mick is an in-demand public speaker and creative writing teacher who appears at literary festivals and schools across Australia, as well as speaking at industry events including the Vivid Festival of Ideas. As an ambassador for Australian Reading Hour he is passionate about encouraging a love of reading in boys and promoting the importance of a dynamic Australian publishing industry.

Download Mick's flyer, including details of his workshops here.

Future Titles

SQUIDGE DIBLEY DESTROYS THE GALAXY (Hachette. Author & illustrator. Coming November 2019)

FUNNY BONES & BUNNY PHONES (Anthology contributor – Allen & Unwin, Coming September 2019)

SQUIDGE DIBLEY DESTROYS HISTORY (Special mininovella for Australian Reading Hour. Hachette. Author &
illustrator. Coming September 2019)

Published Titles

Squidge Dibley Destroys the School, Hachette, 2019

The Turners, Hachette, 2016

Camp Freakout (The Turners Book 2), Hachette, 2016

Fully Doomed (The Turners Book 3), Hachette, 2017

The Scorpion Plan: A Turners Mini-Adventure, ebook, Hachette,2016