I’m a writer, photographer, artist living in Oxford, England. I draw source material from many different aspects of life, not just the beautiful or comfortable ones. I love people.
Initially I trained in graphic design, specialising in photography, and this led me to return to art school in the late 90s to do an HNC in Photography and Digital Imaging. From which you would be forgiven for expecting me to have found work in this field; instead I went on to have five books on paganism published under the name of Elen Hawke.
I have now come back to my first love, which is writing fiction (something I began in my early teens). I spent some months after completing my novel The Aunt Sally Team trying to find an agent or publisher to take on the book. I had several positive refusal, two requests for the full manuscript and then an agent who was interested in my book subject to some revision. Meanwhile I’ve discovered Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) and have published my novel The Aunt Sally Team by Flick Merauld: http://amzn.to/MgZRmW & http://amzn.to/LJvFhf
The book has been selling pretty well recently, peaking at # 53 in the Amazon Kindle top 100 bestsellers charts and remaining in the top ten in its category.