Ailsa Abraham


Witch, shaman, author. Also healer and rabid knitter. Runs an orphanage for abandoned teddy bears and adopts stay animals. Travels around Europe and lets off steam by riding her motorbike

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My very early childhood was based in London before we moved to Cornwall. That gave me an insight into city life but the historical Celtic background of West Penwith woke me to the witchcraft and magic that has stayed with me throughout my life. I don't think Shaman's Drum would have been written without that experience.
The year we spent living in Hawick I was bullied mercilessly at school because I had an English accent which showed me what it is like to be an outsider, exactly like Riga.
When did you first start writing?
Honestly? I can't remember. I know that they gave me a book at school when I was about six and I didn't like the ending so I re-wrote it for myself. I suppose that was my first venture into fan-fic.
After that I wrote all the time just to share with friends. I recall having a lot of time left over at the end of a maths exam (probably because I was useless at the subject and could not answer half of the questions) so I used the rest of the paper to scribble a story. Unfortunately it was a bit spicy and the teacher collected up every piece of paper at the end of the time ... I believe it did the rounds of the staff room later.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,860. Language: British English. Published: January 30, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A world without war? Professor Sawhele Fielding stumbles across an invention that would change the world; something so monumental, it could spell the end of environmental disaster and conflict. With the help of her father, she begins to set into motion the biggest upheaval the planet has seen. But in a changed world, dark forces are threatening the fragile peace.
Four Go Mad in Catalonia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
When Nanny Ab and The Ancient Mariner (not forgetting the faithful hounds) decide to look for a peaceful spot for her to write in the sun, they head for their usual hide-away in Spain. It's June, they know the place and the only thing Nanny knows she's forgotten is her hairdryer. So what can possibly go wrong?
Shaman's Drum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,450. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
England in the near future. Mainstream religions have been outlawed, and the old gods rule again. Iamo has been a priest of the Great Mother and is sworn to celibacy, but his love for Riga, a Black Shaman, a magical assassin, caused him to break his vows. Iamo and Riga must discover why demons are breaking through from the other side. Who can they trust?

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adventure    demons    fantasy    futuristic    memoires    observational humor    pagan    romance    romantic    shaman    suspense    travel adventure    witch