Coming soon!

Chain of Cause!

A crime thriller novel set in Johannesburg. Written as part of his MA degree dissertation, it is described as ' a gripping, sometimes poignant, and often funny novel,' as well as 'a noir crime novel' stating Ellis has 'delivered a thrilling page-turner'

Novel to be published by Penguin Random House in 2024

Recent Books
In the Midst of Wolves

In the Midst of Wolves  is a dark psychological thriller about metaphorical demons from the past and the living monsters who target the innocent.

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Blue Simple Fade Away Novel Book Cover

A free short story introducing the character of Nick Creed. A girl has been kidnapped. The police have arrested the culprit, but he is not revealing her location. Can Creed get him to talk before it is too late?

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By Any Means
By Any Means

By Any Means is a gritty coming of age story about love, gang violence, retribution and redemption, set in Sydenham, Durban. 

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I want to do something splendid… Something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead… I think I shall write books.
- Louisa May Alcott
Winner: Best Unproduced Television Drama Script (Rainbows End)


Finalist: Best Unproduced Drama Script (Kingdom of Tar)

Finalist: Best Unproduced Feature Script (The Nether)

Finalist: Best Emerging Writer


Finalist: Best Unproduced Drama Script (State of Emergency)

Finalist: Etisalat Literary Prize for Best African Novel (By Any Means)


HO Award
Winner: Harry Oppenheimer Creative Writing Award