Indie Spotlight – Estelle Tudor

Today I am welcoming Estelle Tudor to my blog.

When not searching the backs of wardrobes for Narnia, the bottom of the garden for fairies or exploring yet another Castle, Estelle can be found with her nose in a book or a pen in her hand.

Having previously worked at Cardiff Castle, she now writes full time while looking after her four children.

She lives on the beautiful South Wales coast in the UK with her husband, children and crazy dog.

She loves to connect with her readers and can be contacted via her Instagram page @through_the_fairy_door_books or on Twitter: @E_G_Tudor

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What made you decide to publish your books independently? What was your path to publication?

Initially, I did want to pursue the traditional route with my first book, but after realising it was turning into a series of five, I didn’t want to have to wait to get them all out there, so decided to do it myself. I found a fantastic freelance editor, a great formatter and had the covers created professionally. I’ve actually enjoyed the process of seeing all my hard work come to life and my stories being enjoyed by young and old readers alike. I am working on new material that I hope to one day query agents with.

What made you decide to write in your specific genre rather than other genres? Have you ever written in other genres?

I am a multi-genre author, but all of my books have a hint of magic in them. I’m a big believer in magic and think life is much better with a bit of sparkle and fairy dust!

Do you only read the genre that you write? 

I adore Middle Grade books, but no, I read wide and just adore books in general. I think it helps you become a well-rounded writer too.

What are you currently reading? Watching on TV? Is there a type of music you listen to for inspiration?

Currently, I have three books on the go – The Last Bear, a middle-grade by Hannah Gold, The Resurrection by another Indie – S.V. Filice and Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey. I love to have a book on my kindle, a middle grade and an adult book on the go. My husband and I just finished watching Sweet Tooth on Netflix and really enjoyed it, and as for music, I have a very eclectic taste and always have something on in the background when I’m writing. I have a Spotify playlist entitled ‘Fairy Land’ which gets me in the right headspace.

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

Oh yes! First up, read, read, read! Secondly, write from your heart – just enjoy the freedom of telling yourself the story first….then you can edit afterwards with your head.

What are you working on right now and what can we look forward to seeing from you next?

I have just finished writing the fifth and final book in my ‘Through the Fairy Door’ series, its a very exciting and bittersweet feeling – while I’m very sad to say goodbye to my beloved characters, I’m looking forward to writing new things too. Book four in the series is set to be released on 21st July this year with the fifth book in October. I will then be concentrating on new material which I hope to query agents with.


OCTAVIA BLOOM AND THE MISSING KEY (BOOK 1):

Almost 10-year-old Octavia Bloom is looking for adventure, but when it comes it’s in the shape of a tiny fairy door.

Dragging her reluctant sister and cousins into the mystery, Octavia discovers her family are hiding not ONE but TWO life-changing secrets.

Why is her mother searching for an elusive flower? And does she have what it takes to reunite her fractured family?

Octavia’s certain the answers lie behind the fairy door, if only she could just find the key…

Bravery, secrets and magic intertwine in this fantastical adventure.


BEATRICE BLOOM AND THE STAR CRYSTAL (BOOK 2):

Beatrice Bloom is excited but a bit apprehensive to be heading through the fairy door once again with her sister and cousins.

The adventure quickly turns ominous with the arrival of old foes and new enemies who are conspiring to overthrow the throne.

Is Beatrice brave enough to embrace magic once more to help her friends? And can she restore the star crystal to its rightful place before time runs out?

Beatrice will need all her courage in this new ‘Through the Fairy Door’ instalment.

Courage, friendship and deceit collide in this spellbinding adventure.


MARTHA BLOOM AND THE GLASS COMPASS (BOOK 3):

Martha Bloom has always been the most sensible Bloom child and takes her role as eldest seriously, but even she cannot contain her excitement at an invitation to visit Fairy Land once again.

An idyllic day visiting the companion class at the new fairy school quickly turns sous when an old nemesis steals something of great importance.

Will Martha be able to use the Glass Compass once again to retrieve what was stolen? And can she set an old wrong right?

Martha is determined to succeed before thy head back home ‘Through the Fairy Dorr’.

Integrity, companionship and daring abound in this captivation adventure.


FELICITY BLOOM AND THE GOLDEN ARROW (BOOK 4):

Felicity Bloom has always felt responsible for her younger sister, so when an offer of even greater responsibility comes from Fairy Land she doesn’t hesitate.

Celebrations at Castle Enfys abruptly turn to terror when an old adversary threatens the realm once again.

Can Felicity embark on the Blooms’ most dangerous quest yet to find a golden arrow? And will she have the courage to face her past and put right the future?

Felicity will need the help of old friends and new to complete this quest and get her family safely back home ‘Through the Fairy Door’…

Valour, forgiveness & intrigue unite in this enthralling adventure.

Map of Fairyland


Who is next on Indie Spotlight?

Since reading The Lord of the Rings at an early age, and later, the works of his favourite author, David Gemmell, Anthony has been inspired to write his own stories.

When he is not forging tales and filling blank pages, Anthony spends his time working in his local library, reading, gaming and enjoying adventures of his own.

Anthony lives in Wales with his wife, Amy, and their cat, Mertle.


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