wild dreaming tales


In the quiet hours, the inbetween moments and the half-light, I sometimes like to write. My stories fall into fairytale shadow and old magical songs. They are about dreams, lost wishes, longing for something beyond the self, and always about love.



My daughter is an athlete. Her sport is very expensive, and we rely on fundraising to purchase resources, travel to events, and cover other costs.

Anyone donating to our fund will receive an ebook of their choice solely as a thank you gift for their donation.

No profit is made, all donations go into the fundraising account and are used specifically for the purposes of the fund. Furthermore, donations do not support the generation of income.

Please note that I am in the Southern Hemisphere, so there may be a delay between Pay Pal receiving your donation and me sending a gift in reply.



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Donations of $6.00 may choose from one of the following options ...




Suburban Magic

This is a series of six essays on the magic which lingers in our modern world. Meadow dreamer, river dragon, black-eyed bunyip, and more ... we meet with old wild spirits and listen to their songs at the edge of our pavements, at the bottom of our gardens.

The essays are sent to your inbox in a format made easy for printing.


"I feel inspired ... you expressed something real and wonderful." - reader feedback


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The Coracle Sky 

This ebook is a collection of twelve stories that drift through strange places and enchanted hearts to find the illumination of love. Touching here on the armour of a new king, there on the loneliness of a young river witch, each story draws forth the magic, moonlight, and secret wishes that bring a wild weather to our souls.

The book also contains original art and photography, a soundtrack, and notes on the stories.

257 pages.

"I just finished the first story and I'm breathless. So, so beautiful." - Jo.

"Beautiful fairytale like stories. I loved this book."  - Goodreads Review



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Deep In The Far Away.

Inspired by the fairytale of Beauty and the Beast, this novel is a eco-hearted fantasy, a love story, and a mystery, set in the beautiful countryside of Linden Cove. The theme of love's power resonates throughout as layers of secrets and sorrows are explored. It was originally told in a weekly serialised form and has been available as a complete ebook, but currently is unavailable.

You can view the pinterest board for Deep in the Far Away here.


"Amazing, heart breaking, soul searing." - Raquel Somatra

"I am so in love with this! Can't wait for the next installment ... your writing is always just gorgeous. It reads like poetry." - Kelly Letky.

"I do love your writing style - it feels like you're telling fairytales - that's how I sometimes view your writing - fairytale-like, wistful and full of wonder." - Lissa.

"I'm currently re-reading this book, and again it takes my breath away. It's so so beautiful, and it makes me want to slow down my day and see all the beauties in it." - Goodreads Review

417 pages.






Driftways.

A gathering of 17 stories about love and longing, loss and reconciliation, and about the paths we travel through the wild landscapes of earth, heart, and imagination, towards our deepest selves. From a lost princess to a woman searching for broken dreams amongst the wrackline, these stories seek to find the sometimes elusive heart of hope. Contained within are photographs, notes on each story, and a recommended soundtrack.

You can read an excerpt here. 


"The stories are beautifully written, mysterious and magical and sometimes with a delicious little twist which I always enjoy." - reader review.

"Filled with stories that smell of earth and spark like magic." - Stephen Parolini

260 pages.




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The Memory of Light

A book exploring the in-between spaces, the connections and disconnections people experience with each other and with the natural world. In words and photographs, The Memory of Light embraces the longing and love deep within our souls as we journey towards home.

"I am wordless because anyway I describe it cannot capture its profound layering of souls.  That feeling you get when you finish a novel and blink and breathe and realise the world had stopped for a moment, or rather you had stopped while the world went by you and will never see things again in the same light.  That feeling is there in each and every poem." - Artemis Moon

102 pages.






Otherwise

A collection of poems and photography about relationships, the draw of self towards other. This extended version also contains pieces from The Wind Children, which is now out of print.

 "Otherwise is one of the most beautifully written books I've read in a long time, and beyond that, it's one of the most interesting. Poetry books are rarely page turners. This one definitely is. I couldn't put it down. You know, some people can write. Some writers are craftspeople of the written word. Some take it to another level and become spiritual masters of the craft of writing. Sarah Elwell is such a person." - Susan Chambers

147 pages.





These books come in PDF format so you get the full benefit of imagery and format. (Need Adobe Reader? You can download it for free here.)

Make sure you include your email address with your order so I can send you the book/s. And please make sure you state which book/s you would like as your thank you gift.



Reader reviews of Sarah's writing


"absolutely stunning, heartwarming"

"Sarah Elwell's writing is achingly beautiful and unsettlingly probing."

"spellbinding."

"incredibly beautiful & moving"

"your writing always leaves me speechless ... breathless ... these are amazing."

"wow, it's more powerful than a whole YA fiction book"

"simply gorgeous"

"heartfelt and beautiful."

"after reading Driftways I'm left with a feeling that defies explanation (in a good way, lol). It's soulful. I once compared it to the feeling I get after a heartfelt listening of U2's Joshua Tree. That feeling. :)"

See more reviews on Goodreads.


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