Best-selling author of British native shamanism, Elen also writes paranormal mystery-suspense novels. She’s a wilderness woman, born on Dartmoor and grew up on Exmoor in a family who had practiced the old British magic for hundreds of years. She’s a quirky, unconventional person with an intensely strong connection to nature, a wilderness woman deeply into ecology and the environment. Elen is also active on Twitter and Facebook fighting for wildlife and rewilding as well as for real compassion in politics.
She’s been writing professionally for the Moon Books imprint of John Hunt Publishing since 2011, and currently has 9 books with them, 3 of which are best-sellers. Moon Books also published her second novel, Moon Song. Before taking up her writing career, Elen spent 20 years in corporate, working for the Ministry of Defence as systems analyst and project manager, writing relational databases. Then, when she became crippled with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis, she retired from the MOD to become a Transpersonal Psychotherapist. In 1999 she couldn't stand living in London any longer so ran away to the dark, still depths of Wales. The need to write was eating her up.
Being a practicing Transpersonal psychotherapist for over 30 years gives her a deep understanding of how people tick, so she writes about "relationship". with everything - not just other humans. Her characters are rounded and believable, and they all learn (or already know) about workint with Otherworld. When she’s not writing you might find her walking and wild-camping in the Highlands of Scotland, the Welsh mountains, Exmoor, Dartmoor, Brittany or the Pyrenees. She’s knows them all intimately so they add colour and realism to the story settings.
All this life-experience enables her to weave magic and mystery together, and still keep a sharp grip on characters and places; the stories flow effortlessly and believably to gripping conclusions. Add in that her husband is particle physicist so she’s had Quantum with the cornflakes for 50 years, and you have an interesting mix.
Her bragging rights include dancing for Arlene Philips; taking contemporary dance class with Robert Cohen; flying in Jaguar fighter aircraft; doing plasma-physics at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy; and being kissed by Mick Jagger! She loves cats, and eats paleo, and her tag-line is “If the cat and the boyfriend disagree, get rid of the boyfriend!”
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