written stories all my life, as well as read them. I learned to read very early
as I couldn't bear it when dad stopped with a story and I had to wait until the
next night for the next episode J. I learned fast
and read everything I could get my hands on. I always loved stories of
Otherworld, especially those where the hero/heroine traveled between the worlds,
between the everyday and the magical realms, and dad used to tell them to me,
sometimes out of his own head.
I love relationships too, intricate, intimate, often intense and
life-changing experiences between human beings, and between humans and
other beings, seen and unseen. Mystery is another of my passions, to start on
the trail of something, try to find out what is happening only to find out it's
not at all what you thought. And magic, of course! Magic doesn't have to be
whoosh-Harry-Potter-spells although I enjoy Harry Potter too. In fact there's
loads of magic goes on all around us in the everyday world - a seed sprouting,
how plants and sunlight make food, why electricity works at all, what gravity
is, how cells choose to form and change inside the womb according to a pattern,
and that's just a few of the more obvious ones. We know very little about how
the world, the universe, works and practically nothing at all about "why" it
does. Oh yes, we know how to make some things happen, most of the time, like
turning on a light switch, or the kettle, or starting the car. But not a lot,
and you try and tell me why any of
those things happen ... bet you're stumped! I certainly am
So I love writing about all of these things and they all come into my
stories. And readers tell me they love reading about them too.
Below, I've listed my published books and the ones on the stack either being
written now or waiting (impatiently!) for their turn. I've been published by
"proper" publishing companies but my story-matter rarely appeals to the
accountants who hold the purse-strings of the big companies. Rather than spend
all my time trying to shapeshift into something these folk like - and
NOT writing the stories! - I took
to self-publication through Lulu. You can
check this out for yourself, it's not a "vanity" company but a good outlet for
writers to DIY. Of course, you still need a good editor for all those mistakes,
typos, inconsistencies, etc that the writer's nose is far too close to the page
to be able to see. And you need layout and picture skills, or a friend with
those. But the end result is just what the writer wants and it can happen as
fast as you like and are able to make it.
Lulu do e-books too. Moon Song is already
an e-book as
well as a normal printed book and all the rest are going to be very soon.
Lulu also enable you to give your book a
proper ISBN and to get into Bowdler's catalogue, so being available worldwide in
bookshops, as well as on Amazon, and not just from Lulu itself. So, you should
be able to get my books in any format you like and from any source ... as you
would from a major publishing house. Of course, I have to do my own publicity
but social networking helps this enormously.
So I'm a writer, it's what I do, what I cannot live without doing. I try to
update this page regularly so keep an eye on it for the next book release. I'll
also talk about it on
and on my blog so you can go
there too. I hope you enjoy the books.
Published Books ...
Isoldé comes from the Belfast of the Troubles. She’s run
away from the Falls Road to become a journalist in London. Then Nine-Eleven
happens and London becomes far too like the Belfast she grew up in. She gets an
offer to move down to the west country, to work with an old boyfriend. There,
she meets a musician she’s long admired, the internationally famous organist
Mark King, the adopted brother of Tristan Talorc, the famous Celtic singer and songwriter she
has adored all her life.. There is instant magnetism between them, Mark is the
love of her life and she of his. Within weeks she goes to live with him at Caergollo,
Tristan’s old house and now Mark’s since Tristan’s death. There they find that Tristan died
too soon, before he finished his last song cycle and this has seriously upset
the Faer Folk who want her to find the last song so that the
cycle can be completed. ... On the nights of the full moon the lost land of the Isles
of the Dead, appears on the horizon like a low cloud-land. The full moon lays
down a sliver pathway between this world and that, and Isoldé must learn to
cross this moon-bridge to find Tristan and the song, and bring them back to the
|Mystery, murder and magic. Vicki wakes out of a dream where her father
is killed just as the phone rings. She picks it up and finds her dream was
true. She goes home to find out what happened and old things begin to
surface - his obsession with his ancestors; his mistress' mania to find the
grail; her own lover from the past. And the Owl Woman herself, wanting to
settle old scores. Elen has an unstoppable passion for Celtic legend. A
gripping novel, sensuous, fascinating, eerily spiritual.
Toad in the
|Toad sets out, very reluctantly, on a life-changing adventure, an alchemical
journey. The line between reality, dream and nightmare is very thin in these
tales from the twilight zone, they reach into the darkest depths of your
|Dreamweaver is a practical workbook which introduces you to the way
of the shaman, walking between the worlds. There's a strong sense of
communion with the kingdoms of nature, the elemental realms and the spirit
world. The exercises are easy to follow and lead you progressively towards
being able to dream consciously and lucidly. They also show you how to
interpret your own dreams rather than relying on concepts and ideas which
may not be your own. You build your own Dreamweb as a practical project
throughout the workbook. Walk lightly and joyfully with the Earth, learn to
travel the Lands of Dream consciously from a Dreamweaver trained to walk
between the worlds, and to teach others to do so. Caitlin and John Matthews
– authors of The Celtic Shaman & Singing the Soul Back Home - say "...
Elen's book is a delight! Informative, simply written and full of wisdom
Coming Soon ...
Case of the Ginger Cat
|Mystery, murder, shapeshifting & romance.
the Spiral Path
First published by Capall Bann,
this will shortly also be available
Review from Capall Bann: "This is the most reader-friendly numerology book we've come across!
Numerologists use numbers to discover how people work, what makes them tick,
because numbers are a code for life. The numbers of one's birth provide the
clues to the pattern of that incarnation. Knowing the pattern enables us to
bring more of it to light, to consciousness, and so helps us grow. Bringing
one's self to consciousness can be very difficult and painful, but until we do
we have no chance of being whole. Becoming whole helps the whole planet and
everything that lives and breathes and has its being thereon. This is an
innovative and inspirational book."
|This story is based on the legend of the place I live, Moch Ros.
|A practical guide for ordinary gardeners.