Books by Elinor Taylor

New post apocalyptic novella co-written by Elinor Taylor and Hugh Howey.

‘This is the sequel to The Balloon Hunter.

If you haven’t read it yet, you should.

If you have read it, try not to repeat the same mistakes…

…like I did.’

New novel, The Fisher Girl. Released July 2023.

The hedgerow at Darkwood holds a secret: a land of magic, and somewhere to escape to when life in our world becomes too much.

George Fisher knew it, as did his father before him. Something of a family tradition, you might say.

But when young Marie Fisher once again crawls through the hidden gate at the bottom of her garden, she learns the harsh truth that some fairy stories are not meant for children, and things in her beloved Diamond have changed.

A brand new graphic novella, co-written with Hugh Howey, best-selling author of Wool (recently adapted as Silo on Apple TV+), Sand, and Beacon 23.

Shoot anything you don’t understand. That’s been my motto, and it’s kept me alive.
So when I saw something drifting above the fog, I lined it up in my sights and took it out.
Only realized after that it was a balloon. With a note attached.
Rita. Who are you? Where are you?
Hang tight. I’m coming.

Every life knows times of darkness, but some know more than most…. In Smoke we meet a lonely creature, with only its own hunger for company. Milton Hobbs and the Price of Serenity introduces us to an alcoholic looking to bargain, whatever the cost. Kimmy’s Not Welcome Here Anymore follows the journey of a childhood friendship turning sour amid the demons that lurk in the shadowy corners of a grown-up world. These and other stories are found in this dark collection of nightmarish tales. (Written as E.J. More).

The Smallest of Sparks is a collection of very short stories and poems which invites you to another place, another time, every page a chance to explore someone else’s bubble for a brief moment. ‘Come in,’ it says, ‘look around. Watch from your place of safety, if you must. Just don’t stay too long.’

Each story started out as a single tweet, using a word or image prompt. The constraints of Twitter see to it that such microfictions are concentrated down to their very essence, (no room for sprawling epics when you have a mere 280 characters to play with).

So whether you’re in the market for a quick dip or a deep dive, read this book in whatever way suits your mood. Just know: a story may be only a handful of sentences, but worlds can be built and destroyed in less.

The second in the Smallest of Sparks series, a collection of microfiction and poetry. If you enjoyed the first book in the series, then you’ll love this second volume of dark and twisty tales.