Perhaps I Should Introduce Myself...

Welcome to my blog!

Please come in. Take a look around. There’s not a great deal to see at the moment but that will change. Oh yes, I have big plans. I’m going to fill this blog with lots of things I hope children will like. I want to share my stories: some excerpts, some complete ones, even some in the process of being written. And I have lots of associated things I want to post about too.

But first, just in case you don't already know me, perhaps I should introduce myself.

I’m Sue Elvis. And I’m a Catholic author and blogger. I'm also Australian.

Yes, I live in a village somewhere south of Sydney. This village is surrounded by the beautiful Australian bush. When I look out over our backyard fence, all I can see is the bush. So what is 'the bush'? It's native forest. There are gum trees and wattles and all kinds of native plants. Kangaroos and koalas and echidnas and other Australian creatures live there. There are trails where we can walk and run. It's my favourite place in the whole world. And it's just like Abbey Creek where my fictional Angel family lives.

I have a family too. I live in my house on the edge of the bush with my husband, Andy. We have eight children though only 5 of them still live at home.

We have three cats: Poppy, Sammy and Jenny, and one dog called Nora. Do you like her name? She came with it. We got her from the animal shelter.

What do I like doing when I'm not writing or blogging? I love taking photos and running through the bush.

So that's a few facts about me. I'm sure to tell you more as I'm writing my posts.

What shall I write about next? Would you like to hear more about how I came to write my very first story? Yes, I shall tell you about that next time!

Sue Elvis

Australian blogger, author, podcaster and unschooling mother


  1. I love the new blog design, Sue. I'm looking forward to some good times reading here! xx

    1. Vicky,

      Thank you! Sophie did the blog design for me. She's still ironing out little kinks, but it's almost together. I haven't written enough posts to show off the design properly. My 3 posts are featured about 4 or 5 times on the home page. At least, no one is going to miss seeing them! I'm hoping to write a lot of new content so that problem will soon be fixed.

      Thank you so much for stopping by. I can't wait to share more with you here.

  2. Looks like a good start on your new blog design :)


    1. Hi Betty,

      It's lovely to chat with you. It seems a long time since we last did that. It's kind of you to return to my blog to say hello after I left it idle for so long. Thank you for your comment!

  3. It looks great here Sue, I love a clean looking blog with great images. This new endeavour sounds very interesting, I'm guessing you received a big boost of inspiration, good for you :)

    1. Kelly,

      I've been thinking about rebooting this blog for a long time. I'm glad I've actually done it. I'm going to have a lot of fun writing posts here. It's good to do something new every now and then. Thanks so much for your encouraging comment!

  4. Dear Sue Elvis.

    Has something happened? Your facebook account and your blog about unschooling have both disappeared from the internet. I hope you're still alive and well.
    God bless

    1. ... and I have to agree with Kelly. New looks for the blog, and a new photo of you. Both look great.

    2. Charlotte,

      I'm sorry it has taken me a long time to reply to this comment. By now you'll have discovered I am alive and well!

      Yes, I deactivated my Facebook timeline account, but I still have my blog page. I couldn't keep up with everything that was happening on Facebook so I decided to prune back.

      I don't know why you couldn't find my unschooling blog. Maybe moving the blog from Blogger to Wordpress produced a few dead links. I suspect I lost a lot of readers by moving my blog. I'm glad we found each other again!

      It has been so lovely exchanging comments on my new blog. Thank you for your encouraging words on my first couple of posts. And thank you for your kind words about my photo!

      God bless, Sue