#Read about Guest ‘Soon to be Published’ Author Eleanor Mulder

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Hello. My name is Eleanor Mulder and I live in Western Australia with my family.

I think it was somewhere between the nappy changes and the breast feeding that I decided I was going to write that book. That book I’d always talked (and talked) about writing, but which had never progressed beyond a few random scribbles in various – now misplaced – notebooks.

If I’m honest with myself, up to that point, I really hadn’t a clue how to go about it, and a decent story idea would probably have helped. But for some reason, the story idea and inclination didn’t hit me until I was up to my neck in second baby.

Before my first daughter was born, I had dabbled around with a few short stories, but nothing had really grabbed me by the throat like the story that now seemed to burst from between my swollen milk boobs. This idea, born in the middle of the night, was the catalyst that — shortly thereafter — made me declare to the world that:

I’m writing my first book with toddlers in tow!

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And I haven’t looked back.

Despite choosing the most frantic time of my life to write this book, I have realised that there really is no better time than now. 90,000 words and two and half years later (phew), I have nearly finished my first draft.

My book is called Jane Bardot, and it’s a mystery story, set partly in the 1950s, here in Western Australia.

It begins with a body of an unusual, young woman, abandoned among the tourists on Perth’s iconic Scarborough beach. Red lipstick smudged, full heavy skirts and a pillbox hat, she’s a girl from a different time – and nobody knows who she is. Except one old man. He claims she’s his wife. A wife who went missing in 1956…

I hope you will join me on my writing journey as I finish my first draft and start the long road ahead towards becoming a published author.

On my blog, I like to share my writerly ups and downs, as well as the many other thoughts I have while going about my frenetic day-to-day life. My blog is HERE.

I can also be found (probably too often) on Facebook and getting my head around Twitter.

I also like to review books on Goodreads

I would also love for you could SIGN UP to my email list and become part of my BOOK LAUNCH TEAM. Be the first to read and review my book, and receive exclusive extracts in the lead up to its release:


Hope to see you soon

17 thoughts on “#Read about Guest ‘Soon to be Published’ Author Eleanor Mulder

  1. Wow, 90,000 words and 2 toddlers! Maybe you should write a book about how you manage it all 🙂 You’re an inspiration, Eleanor. When it comes time to publish and market, don’t lose sight of your goal. I wish you great success. Thank you for sharing with us 🙂

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    • Yes, some days can be about just making it to bedtime for some ‘me’ time! And then – often completely brain dead – writing is impossible. Plugging away is the key, you are right. Thank you for reminding me of that, and for the words of encouragement 🙂

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  2. Really enjoyed your post, have tweeted, will follow your blog and look for you on Goodreads. Your book plot sounds great, looking forward to reading it on kindle. I’m also an Aussie, living in Spain. Happy writing!

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    • Thank you, Julie. Yes, I think self-publishing on kdp will be the way to go, although I still dreaming being snapped up by a publisher. I’ll concentrate on finishing and editing first, then cross that step afterwards. Look forward to connecting 🙂

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