BOOKS ....... FREE STORIES ....... TALES OF TAM YS ....... ARCHIVE ....... EDITING ....... SARAH


Hi, I'm Sarah Elwell, and I write things. 

I'm a child of the old westering hills, the rain & the left-behind ghosts. I have published 2 poetry volumes, 2 story books, an essay series, and a novel, which were originally produced as fundraisers. You can purchase them all at this site, please visit the BOOKS page. My writing is generally described as lyrical, wistful, beautiful, like fairytales - although these days you are more likely to find me writing romantic comedy. 

I tend towards the wild sky rather than the earthy, the household rather than the moors. I believe that magic dwells not at the edgelands but in the between spaces, the relationship spaces, the silences that hold all possibilities. I believe a cup of tea is more powerful than a consecrated chalice, a bread knife more powerful than a sword, and the most enchanting spells of all are in everyday words.

I'm currently taking a break from self-publishing to pave my path afresh. I don't write as often at this weblog as I used to, but am active elsewhere. 

o  On this website you can find my BOOKS

o  I also have a STORY WEBSITEThe Dreaming Tales of Tam Ys, which you can view for a small subscription fee.

o  I offer an AFFORDALE EDITING SERVICE so you can remain heartwild & soaked in art.

o  To keep up with my NEWS, subscribe to Seeds & Stars, my irregular email newsletter,

o  You can visit the ARCHIVES or explore the tags below.

o  Or you can chat with me at TWITTER and INSTAGRAM

Have a beautiful day!


  1. Sarah, this is one of the most beautiful "About" pages I have read! I followed you here from "Three," and I'm so glad I did. :)

  2. I love the simplicity and beauty of your pages and your writing. It was a joy to come across this :)

  3. I just wanted to say what an inspiration you are... There's something about the way you write that makes life seem so magical. Please keep blogging and sharing.

    (Oh, and I've downloaded a couple of your photos for my desktop, I really hope that is ok with you?)

  4. Thank you Amanda, what kind words :-) I don't think there's much hope for me stopping blogging, I am too loquacious!

    I'm fine with you downloading my photographs for your desktop, thank you for your interest. I'm honoured that anyone would want to.

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  8. “I believe all of life is a love story,
    timeless, perfect truth.”


  9. I saw your essay Staying Gentle in Bella Grace and followed it to your blog. So nice. I save Bella Grace and reread it. I will enjoy navigating your blog. Did you know cicadas cover their hearing organisms because a swarm is so loud? from grandmanaturediary.blogspot.com

  10. I'm so happy I found your gentle, poetic world. You express yourself so beautifully. Absolutely love your magical posts, they're so inspiring!


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