Elle Turner and Writing

Hey there,

I’m Elle Turner and, before we go any further, I should tell you this:

As well as my family and writing, my true loves are scones, colourful patterns and stationery.



I’ve lived in Scotland all my life, but don’t seem to have shoes that don’t leak.

If you offer me a 50:50 I will ALWAYS get it wrong.

I pretty much have no sense of direction.

Are you still here? Great! Then let me tell you more.

I write contemporary women’s fiction, helping my characters find their way from stuck where they don’t want to be to their hopeful ever after. I love helping them find a way to get themselves together and get on with a happier life! I’m working on finding an agent and/or publisher for my books, so please keep your fingers crossed for me!


In the meantime, I published this collection of short stories. These stories are a tapestry, exploring the complexities of life and love through what I hope are moving tales, whether happy or less so. I wanted to write stories about love in different guises and took the opportunity to explore the darker, sadder sides of the emotion too, just to see if I could. The collection’s actually called Tapestry and, if you would like to take a look, you can find it here.

In my books my troubled heroines are emotional, unsettled and a little bit crumpled, but they’re intelligent and strong too – most of the time.  They are, of course, just as keen to love and be loved as the rest of us. And we are, aren’t we? Although I won’t tell, if you don’t. I think we can keep it under wraps as it’s not a subject that generally comes up. Not in books, films, music, life…

What was that you said?


…Anyway, as well as writing, I’m very lucky to run Emerald and Lime, combining my love for writing with my love for stationery and colour. It’s all connected, I guess, because my “mission” with Emerald and Lime is to make us all happier and more productive through inspiring words and a beautiful, colourful way to keep organised. If you’d like to find out more about Emerald and Lime, you can do so here. Or, even better, why not sign up for our newsletter? When you subscribe you’ll get a link to download a free Emerald and Lime design that I use as my laptop and mobile phone wallpaper as a wee thank you for your company. 🙂

You can find me on social media (Twitter ElleTWriter, FB elleturnerwriter, Instagram elleturnerwriter) or for Emerald and Lime (Twitter emeraldandlime, FB emeraldandlime, Instagram emeraldandlime).

Let’s keep in touch!

Elle xoxox