Happy Anniversary Tapestry!

Hey there,

Hope you are well today.

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I published Tapestry! It made it’s way into the world on 29 September 2015 and has been rolling about like a pea on the Amazon mountain ever since.

I’ve been thinking about how nervous I was last year at this time. I’ve been re-reading comments and reviews and I’m SO GRATEFUL for the kind words and support both Tapestry and I have received. Although I know I should have been more proactive on Tapestry’s behalf over the past 12 months, the experience of having it out in the world and how it’s been treated has heartened me and helped me with other ventures this year.

When I was having wobbles about launching my business, Emerald and Lime, opinions of Tapestry from both on and offline allowed me to believe I was capable of something worth doing. Thank you, therefore, to everyone who read, tweeted, commented, liked, reviewed, welcomed me to guest post on their blog, wrote to me and spoke to me about Tapestry. Y’all have made my year. 🙂

In my new efforts to be proactive in a marketing-y kind of way – please tell all your friends about Tapestry, a collection of twelve short stories about the complexities of life and love.

You can tell people you don’t like too, if you want to.

Oh, and it’s at the new price of 99p…

Hmm…

*pencils in to come up with new marketing strategy*

Anyway, THANK YOU again. Here’s to the next 12 months…

Much love,

Elle 🙂 xx

TAPESTRY_front150dpi copy Amazon and websitesIn hope, in pain,

we lose, we gain,

but always and forever

the human heart braves life

in light and in shade.

Tapestry. A collection of twelve short stories exploring the complexities of life and love. Available now.

Merry Christmas everybody

Hey there,

Hope you’re well today.

Continuing with the Christmas countdown, I thought I’d re-post the first short story I allowed to see the light of day on my blog! I was so nervous about posting this originally and wouldn’t have believed that a couple of years later I’d have a whole collection out.

Thank you, online buddies, for all your support and encouragement this year both with Tapestry and just generally in social media land. I’ll see you again on Friday with my 2015 favourites but, until then…

MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYBODY ©Elle Turner 2013

I hope you like it and thank you so much for reading.

Much love

Elle 🙂 xx

TAPESTRY_front150dpi copy Amazon and websitesIn hope, in pain,

we lose, we gain,

but always and forever

the human heart braves life

in light and in shade.

Tapestry. A collection of twelve short stories exploring the complexities of life and love. Available now.

Writing update – June 2015

Hey there,

It’s that time again! I thought I’d check in with a writing update because it’s been a busy couple of months since the last one and it’s about to get even busier!

I’m wading my way through my edits of Book 4 so that it’s ready to send to the NWS before August. It’s going OK and I’m still on (self-imposed) schedule, so please keep your fingers crossed that that continues. As a reminder, here’s my elevator pitch:

What you want to see

Mark and Jenna’s ten year marriage is failing. When Mark receives a note threatening suicide from a woman he believes he doesn’t know, he’s certain this will end his marriage for good. Can he can find the woman in time to prevent her death and discover why she has implicated him in her choices? Can he do so without Jenna finding out, or is she already more involved than either of them know?

I’m excited to be going to my first RNA conference in July. I’ve wanted to go for a few years now and as it’s in London this year, travelling is more straightforward for me than to previous locations. I’ve taken the plunge and booked for the main conference, Friday to Sunday. If you’re an RNA online buddy and are going this year, let me know in the comments! Maybe we could grab a beer, shoot the breeze or, possibly, miss each other entirely in the crowd. 😉

I’ll update you separately on my short story collection because A LOT has been happening. Suffice to say for now that my self-publishing journey has well and truly begun. 🙂

*happy dance*

*stubs toe*

*tries to look nonchalant*

I think I mentioned last update that I’ve been working with an editor. We’re nearly at the end of that process and I’m cracking on apace with sourcing a cover designer, buying gin to get through psyching myself up for the formatting process and believing that, actually, IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

One thing’s for sure, although it’s a nerve-racking process, it’s a whole lot easier because you’re here. 🙂

How are things with you? I’d love to know so, if you’d like to, please get in touch either here or on twitter.

Much love,

Elle. 🙂 xx

 

 

From me to you

Hey there,

Christmas is less than a week away, Santa is loading up his sleigh and I am EXCITED! 🙂

I’d like to say a big thank you to you, my online buddies, for your support and encouragement throughout 2013. As a pre-Christmas Christmas present here’s a short story, from me to you.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYBODY ©Elle Turner 2013

I hope you like it and thank you so much for reading.

Much love

Elle 🙂 xx