Ela Simon

Biography

I am the daughter of Holocaust survivors. This changes the way I look at issues and deal with situations. I appreciate all that I have and for the sacrifices my parents made in Poland, Israel and Australia to give me a better and safer life.

I come from a creative family of authors, poets, musicians, photographers, film reviewers, producers, directors, animators and cinematographers.

I met my amazing partner, Peter, in the early days of my computer career. We have been together for over 40 years and initially worked for 25 years in the computer industry, designing and writing computer systems for various businesses. We later started a manufacturing business, using computer-controlled lasers to cut Australian animal shapes into wood to produce giftware such as coasters and tablemats. After that we started a business cooking and delivering European style sensational soups, delicious meals, gourmet vegie sides and scrumptious salads. But I can no longer look at another onion.

We lived in one of the beautiful sandy beach suburbs of Sydney, but we have since moved west to the misty Blue Mountains. I love my family, my dog and cats, cooking, history and world affairs. Peter and I are animal activists and members of the Animal Justice Party (AJP). We have 2 daughters, 1 dog & various cats.

The timeline for my book “It’s All Relatives” starts with my grandparents in Poland and concludes with the birth of my 2 daughters in Australia. See http://www.itsallrelatives.com.au/

The “The Bi-Polar Express” book was written with my daughter Natasha Simon and roughly chronicles the first 20 years of her life. See http://www.thebipolarexpress.com.au/

The “Panic Stations along The Bi-Polar Express” book was again written with my daughter Natasha Simon and roughly chronicles the next 10 years of her life. See http://www.thebipolarexpress.com.au/

The “My Story Isn’t Over” book was written solely by my daughter Natasha Simon and roughly chronicles the years since her last book. See http://www.thebipolarexpress.com.au/

Where to find Ela Simon online

Books

It’s All Relatives
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,360. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2020 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
"It's All Relatives" is a memoir of 3 generations of the Gross family. Across 3 continents; from WWI, happy times before the second world war in Poland, the catastrophe of the Holocaust during WWII and Poland after the war. Then leaving Poland for Israel and finally migrating to Australia.
Panic Stations along the Bi-Polar Express
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,780. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2016 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health, Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychopathology / bipolar disorder
Panic Stations along The Bi-Polar Express ….. continues the roller-coaster ride of mania, depression, panic and anxiety with mother and daughter.
The Bi-Polar Express: Ride the Life and Death Roller-coaster of Mania and Depression with Mother and Daughter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,600. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2016 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health, Nonfiction » Parenting » Psychiatric disorders
The Bi-Polar Express – Natasha’s Ride: As you read my book, you will follow the ups and downs, the twists and turns, the high highs, the low lows, back and forth, faster and faster, of my Bi-Polar roller-coaster life. The Bi-Polar Express – Ela’s Ride: This is a funny, sad story of a mother’s search for the correct diagnosis for her ‘different' daughter. Read this book – you’d be crazy not to.