“…written from the heart.”

Hey guys!

Well what can I say other than horrible, awful week! That was until this little spark of joy brought me back from the darkness, a 5* amazon review for my short story Senghenydd.

The 14th October 1913 is a date that should be burned into the national consciousness just as is the sinking of the Titanic. On this day 440 men lost their lives in an explosion in the Universal Colliery Senghenydd, an event that graphically underlined the human cost of coal. Hardly a household in the village was left untouched. This short and moving account as seen through the eyes of one of the survivors should be compulsory reading. It is certainly compulsive and obviously written from the heart. Thankyou and well done Elise for Senghenydd (Historical Short Story)

 

To the writer of the review, whoever you are, I would really like to say thank you! After a very long and tearful week this really put a smile on my face. To all of my readers, thank you so much for your continued support.

Eilise xxx

99 Years

Today marks 99 years since the worst coal mining disaster Britain has seen, on the 14th of October 1913 439 lives were taken when there was a series of explosions that ran through the underground mines at Universal Colliery, Senghenydd. It took weeks to recover the bodies of those men and the entire town spent endless weeks in mourning for their lost loved ones.
Almost a century has now past and we still remember those lives that were so tragically lost that day. In an attempt to keep their memory alive and to remind generations to come here is the short story I wrote about that fateful day.

Eilise xxx

Edit, write and flap!

Hey all!

So as I mentioned in my previous post I’ve been keeping pretty busy the last couple of months, work has been busy with a last rush of late summer visitors, I’m still editing my novel which I am determined to get out by the end of the year but am tempted to send to a professional editor to get checked over before it’s published so that it’s squeaky clean 🙂 But along with editing I am desperate to start my new project based around my short story Senghenydd so I am also swatting up on the history of the South Wales mining communities during the early 1900’s. I am thoroughly enjoying doing some research again but have on occasion found myself in a bit of a flap when trying to do everything at once, so this evening I’ve taken a step back and realised to move forward I need to stop rushing around panicking as I’d probably get far more done then so tonight is the start of that by popping in here to update you all.

So keep popping by as I will be popping in more often with updates and mutterings 🙂

Night for now!

Eilise xxx

 

Not Missing!

Hey all,

Just to let you know don’t worry I’m not missing, I haven’t been kidnapped by aliens and I am still here writing just work has demanded a little more of my time over the past two months with people off on their summer hols. The good news is I am still thinking of my writing and often wander back to look at it in the few spare minutes so once things have quieted down a little I should be back on track once more and you will have another couple of stories to read.

I’ve also recently become involved with a group called Operation Shoebox who I discovered whilst doing some research for my most recent WIP. The are an a mazing group of people who give their free time towards putting welfare boxes together for our service men and women who are oversees. If you are interested in helping there are many different things you can do to help just pop over to their site.

I recently received an interesting suggestion to expand my short story Senghenydd for the centenary of the event next year so I have many projects lined up at the moment!

I hope you are all well and are having a good summer.

Eilise xx

Thank you!

Hey guys!

Well I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who downloaded a copy of my short stories last weekend it was a great success with more than 900 copies downloaded in 48 hours! I hope everyone’s enjoying the read and don’t forget to review on amazon or rate on goodreads once you’ve finished, I’d love to know what you think 🙂

Well I haven’t got a great deal done this week other than my work at the cafe as it’s been such a busy week but hopefully will get back to some writing tomorrow. I hope everyone from the UK’s surviving this awful weather, we’ve been lucky here today and actually had a brief spell of sunshine.

Happy weekend to you all!

Eilise x

Rank 962 in Free Kindle Store!

Hey all,

Well I’ve had a wonderful response so far to my July Giveaway so much so that my first short story, ‘The Strength of a Promise’ has rocketed to 962 in the Free in Kindle Store ranks which has made my day. But with 36 more hours to go of my 2 day giveaway could it possibly reach the to 100?!!! If you haven’t already got your copy and are interested in having a read then you will find any of my short stories for free at the moment here.

Happy reading all!

Eilise xxx

July Giveaway!

Hey strangers!

Yes I’m an awful blogger I know I hang my head in shame and apologize profusely for my absence yet again! But I’m happy to tell you that I’ve written 25,000 words towards my next novel this month so I have been keeping busy 🙂

The even better news is I’ve popped by to let you all know that for the first two days of July (my birthday month) I’ve decided to do a massive giveaway of all my short stories so at midnight tonight get yourselves over to amazon and get downloading! Find my listings here.

I’ll be back here tomorrow, don’t forget to tell all of your friends and family so that they don’t mis out on the offer.

See ya again soon,

Eilise xxx

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