Ella Stradling is a pen name derived from two sources: Ella is my real middle name, given by my father in honour of his favourite singer, Ella Fitzgerald; Stradling comes from a legend about a girl who was the last of her line who married into the family.
My first novel is a fantasy called "Revealing Rexa". Originally this title included both "Revealing Rexa" and its sequel "Awakening Sand" in one manuscript, and this version reached the semi-finals in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, placing in the top 1% of the competition.
Now expanded to become two separate full length novels, both volumes are available on kindle and paperback.
A third book, called "Rekindling Truth", is in the planning stage and preliminary notes are underway for another two sequels. A prequel is also in progress with the working title "The Song of Rexa".
Work has also begun on an unrelated series of historical fiction romance stories titled "The Life Diaries". These will be released to kindle as novellas in the future.