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...

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...

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...

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...

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