L.L. McKinney

Leatrice “Elle” McKinney, writing as L.L. McKinney, is a poet and active member of the kidlit community. She’s an advocate for equality and inclusion in publishing, and the creator of the hashtag #WhatWoCWritersHear. She’s spent time in the slush by serving as a reader for agents and participating as a judge in various online writing contests.

Elle’s also a gamer, Blerd, and adamant Hei Hei stan, living in Kansas surrounded by more nieces and nephews than she knows what to do with. She’s @ElleOnWords on Twitter.

A BLADE SO BLACK is her debut novel.

Books

  • World of Warcraft: Folk & Fairy Tales of Azeroth

    Binding:
    Hardback
    Released:
    13 May 2021

    The power of stories is felt and known in every corner of Azeroth. From the windswept fields of the Eastern …

  • Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda

    Binding:
    Hardback
    Released:
    9 March 2021
    Series:

    T’Challa faces the gods of his parents. Vampires stalk Shuri and a Dora Milaje in voodoo-laced New Orleans. Erik Killmonger …

  • A Dream So Dark

    Binding:
    Paperback
    Released:
    24 September 2019

    Still reeling from her recent battle (and grounded until she graduates high school), Alice must cross the Veil to rescue …

  • Wonderland: An Anthology

    Binding:
    Paperback
    Released:
    17 September 2019

    Join Alice as she is thrown into the whirlwind of Wonderland

    Within these pages you’ll find myriad approaches to Alice, …

  • A Blade So Black

    Binding:
    Paperback
    Released:
    25 September 2018

    The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she’s trained to battle monstrous creatures in …