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

June 9, 2018

 Megan and I are starting to sign off some final drawings for the book now; it's been such a wonderful process to go through, watching my stories come to life - sometimes just how I imagined them, and sometimes in ways that really surprised me. 

According to the spreads...

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...

February 26, 2018

I can't tell you how excited I am about the artwork for the first story I wrote for my collection of feminist fairy tales, The Little Witch.

This tale has a special place in my heart, because it was writing this one that made me realise that it was time for the writer i...

January 31, 2018

I'm 6 letters into my project to write and send one gratitude letter a week throughout 2018, and what a lovely experience it has been so far.

I'm ahead of myself slightly, as I nearly missed a week last week (birthday shenanigans - prosecco involved) and decided to fron...

January 30, 2018

As you will know if you follow this blog, in my downtime from providing Dr Hauschka and Reiki therapy, I am also working on a collection of feminist fairytales that will (fingers crossed) be published later this year by Wysewomen Publishing

These fairy tales mostly co...

January 25, 2018

Work is continuing apace with the illustrations for my feminist fairy tales.  The Changeling, which was the third story I wrote for my forthcoming book, has several really wonderful images in progress already. I'm excited about this story for many reasons (of which the...