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

May 28, 2018

Every so often you have a day or a week, or sometimes longer, when you just despair for the human race. Maybe you're feeling under the weather, or somebody did or said something thoughtless that hurt your feelings, or maybe you're drowning in admin trying to sort out a...

May 15, 2018

I've been dreaming again! Last night, it was about a truckload of eggs - a bit like a lorry for transporting sheep, but absolutely rammed full of gazillions of eggs in cardboard boxes. 

The truck was being driven by an elderly man, and I was trying to escape from it; ev...

May 13, 2018

This year I have been working on reclaiming my wildness. I grew up in such a remote, rural place, but sometimes I forget that my roots are in nature, and barely get outside beyond the school run, which is really not helpful for keeping me grounded. ​​

Using Dr. Hauschka...

May 13, 2018

I just finished watching Wonder Woman. What a movie! ​​

Photo credit to Sarah Satrun.

It couldn't have come at a better time for me, as I just finished the first draft of The Sea Queen, and I have been consulting with my amazing illustrator Megan MacPhie about how best t...

May 2, 2018

I've been blocked for about a month and a half now; the fairy tales have dried up​​ and I've had zero inspiration for what's going to happen in the end, or what needs to happen illustration-wise.

This should be worrying me, but weirdly it's not; it feels a bit like the...

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