“For my part, I do not write for children, but for the childlike, whether of five, or fifty, or seventy-five.” – George MacDonald
Elizabeth Russell is the author of the fantasy novel Halfbreeds. She seeks to spread her love of classics, fairy tales, and gorgeously created masterworks of writing and artwork.
My First Novel
In the spring of 2016, fresh out of college and excited about the future, Elizabeth decided to pursue her life-long dream as a novelist. She polished up her in-progress fantasy novel and sent it (hopefully) into the world of publishing. Clean Reads, a small, enterprising publishing company, scooped it up and published it in June of 2017.
The Wrong Path
Meanwhile, however, she was following professions that other people thought would bring her worldly success and wealth. She was teaching middle schoolers and high schoolers, tutoring writing, and writing for a local magazine, and she soon realized what every other teacher who does not like to teach has realized at one point or another: teaching is not a lucrative enough career to justify not following another non-lucrative career. That, along with suffering from Myalgic Encephilitis (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), she had a very limited amount of energy each day. She found that when she poured that limited energy into jobs she disliked, she had no strength left with which to write.
A New Path
Realizing she was pursuing something she did not want to do for the rest of her life, she asked myself ‘Why should I wait to start the rest of my life?’ Why couldn’t she publish more books, write more short stories, and constantly improve her craft?
This is the purpose she has devoted to her life, and the pursuance of which she has employed The Fairy Tale Blog. Here at the Fairy Tale Blog, she writes short stories, poems, critical essays and book reviews.
WHO AM I?
My name is Elizabeth Russell, and I am a writer of whimsy and wonder that fearfully, hopefully, and eagerly questions life.
Contact email: elizabeth(at)thefairytaleblog(dot)com