Follow Elaine's blog for news and information about her collection of original, feminist fairy tales, The Silver Moon Storybook and forthcoming publications.

March 9, 2020

So I have been a bit cowardly in the last year or so, unwilling to engage openly and nail my colours to the mast because my experience of these issues on social media has been unpleasant. But it's time.

I don't know if it's just me, but this last week or two it feels l...

March 5, 2020

I'm going off-piste a little with my feminist breakdowns of popular culture today. So far I've been sticking to books and films that I adored when I was a little girl, that I've been able to understand on a deeper level as a grown-up.

Today we're going for something a...

January 16, 2020

Clearly I have a bit of a thing about mermaids. As a follow-up to my feminist breakdown of The Mermaid Summer which was one of my favourite books as a child, and my own Sea Queen from Silver Moon; now I'm going to set about deconstructing Ariel from Disney's The Little...

September 20, 2019

So here I am, eschewing the book-writing thing for a while to focus on politics - mostly because as valid as its messages are, The Silver Moon Storybook isn't going to change the world, and the world badly needs changing right now.  

In an unexpected twist, I'...

August 14, 2019

In some exciting non book-related news, I recently decided to put myself forward for selection as a candidate for Holyrood 2021 for the Scottish Greens. Today I treated myself to a day of undisturbed writing to celebrate the kids going back to school.

Here's what I cam...

March 5, 2019

Where the north wind blows restlessly over a bleak and lonely land, there lived a family of five large and hardy brothers and one silent sister. The brothers worked long and hard every day, farming the land and tending the beasts that provided food and companionship fo...

January 22, 2019

There's another blog review of my book en route shortly, which is very exciting. I'll share details as soon as I receive them - hopefully in the next week or so. 

In the meantime, the lovely reviewer forced me into a bit of self-analysis today with the following questio...

December 2, 2018

Folk were asking me this weekend where I get the inspiration for my feminist fairy tales. This is a question I love answering, firstly because some of the answers are hilarious (The Weaver originated in a particularly vivid dream where Henry VIII saved me from a giant...

December 1, 2018

I was at the Ratho Primary School Christmas Fair with my delicious Hauschka goodies and The Silver Moon Storybook today. It was a fun, busy day, and I sold plenty from both my product lines. 

There was loads of interest in the book in particular; I managed to sell the b...

November 30, 2018

I was recently asked by a bloke on the internet “what is a pro-woman

fairy tale?”

The term “pro-woman” really came from a reluctance on my part to ​​use the word “feminist” to describe my work in an open forum; this stemmed from experience of how very off-putting using t...