Hello and welcome to my page! img_0540My name is Eleanor Mulder, and I’m a mummy and a writer living near Perth, Western Australia.

Because life with my two daughters is an adventure in every way, I’m inspired to share our journey as we find magic in all we do. Thanks to Perth Happenings, we’re often out and about, trying out different Perth kids’ activities and blogging about our experience.

When I’m alone, I continue my search for magic — in nature, in people, in places. In times of joy, in times of change, and even in times of fear; there’s always magic to be found.

I’m drawn to unexplained mysteries, unsolved cases and enigmas of the past. The many layers of our history always lie beneath us, shaping how we live and affecting who we are today. I love the stories from those who lived in another time.

My first novel is set in Perth, WA, during the 1950s and 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…

My story explores how today’s reality is fragile, constructed only from the stories within the layers of the past. We learn things are not always as they seem and that magic is only one small step away from where we are. Read all about it here and sign up to my launch list here.

Also on my blog I share my writing progress, book research, and any new mysteries that interest me.

Thanks for visiting

40 thoughts on “ABOUT ME

  1. Thanks for liking my Going YA post. How’s the writing going? Do you have regular times in the day you write? I try.. and then it fails… I’m always interested to hear how mums with small children manage to get any writing done. I’m not being that successful at the moment. 🙂


    • Hello Sarah. It is very difficult, no denying that!! There are some days I don’t write at all, when things don’t go to plan, but usually I write during nap time (my eldest watches a movie while the youngest sleeps) and then in the evenings. I don’t watch TV. If I have an editing job to do, or if I’m really tired from having been up at night with the girls, or if I want to spend time with my partner, then the writing stops unfortunately. I don’t see it really being any different to someone who has a full time job really, except weekends are like weekdays and I’m always tired haha! On that note, I’m knackered at the moment, and I haven’t written on my novel for a week 😏 But just keep pushing a day at a time, an hour at a time. Things will get easier, but you mustn’t wait. Good luck x

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  3. Hello 👋👋👋 I found you or your blog on dream big dream often, so I suppose I am a gatecrasher… *gulp* a nice one though. Pleased I am to visit and chat, I am writing in one form or another from 5.30 am until about eleven most days. Though I just last night returned from a two week break, I still scratched away each morning… but on paper. The husband called it my rehab. I wrote six chapters of a new project that I didn’t know was even lurking, but not a whisp of wi-fi or more than a bar on my phone didn’t hold me back. Now to tranfer and tweak it on tinternet and hope my mad foray with a brand new genre is as good as I think.

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  4. Hi,
    Your children are adorable.
    Congratulations on being Danny Ray’s featured blogger. I was his featured blogger too. Maybe you can check out my site if you need blogging tip or two. That’s what I write about.

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  5. Hi Eleanor,
    Further to your comment on my blog, here is part of my reply to you:
    I feature ‘Not yet published’ authors as well and I see you are about to publish – so why not send me your Guest Author Introductory article – you can include your call for launch team entrants in it.
    See my submissions guidelines at:

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  6. Hi there! Thanks for following my blog. Always happy have another comrade writer on board! From what I’ve seen of your posts, you’re my kind of ‘writery’ girl!


    • Unfortunately I was interrupted and couldn’t continue to read through your posts, but especially looking forward the ‘cheeseburger’ one haha. Yes, it’s great to connect with other writers just starting out like me. Well done for taking the leap of faith, no matter what your age is. Me? I chose the most frantic time of my life. We must be crazy. Stay in touch 🙂


  7. Eleanor, it is great to connect and I look forward to reading more of your work. Thanks for following my blog. I have been told that writing poetry is just lazy writing so I hope you enjoy the laziness 🙂

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  8. I’m also blogging about the pursuit of my dream (with two “tots in tow” as you cutely put it). I’m going to follow your blog. It will be fun to see how your project evolves. I wish you the best of luck. Your plot sounds like it could be quite interesting.

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  9. Hi, thank you for your kind words about my blogs which have tumbled out a bit political for some reason (put it down to the stress of living through 2016). I sat down at about midnight and bashed anther one out which is all about writing for once, so I’ll get it posted after checking it through tonight. Am I right in thinking that I came across you just the other day through Chantelle Atkins?
    Anyway, if you get the chance visit my website http://iankferg.wixsite.com/author—ikf where you will find all five of my books. I am currently working on a commission to novelize three children’s storied (the first one is done – first draft) and my sixth novel (the second of a series of what I call my Derek Blackstone Detective Novels).

    Keep in touch, the more the merrier I say.

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    • I love connecting with other writers, and yes, Chantelle Atkins is the spring board. Isn’t she fantastic? Look forward to learning about you and your books. I too am interested in crime stories and children’s stories (what a combination!) 😉

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  10. Hi Eleanor. I see you’ve followed my blog, so thanks for that. Something to do with the lovely Chantelle Atkins and her enthusiasm for my novel ‘Tree Magic’, by any chance? Anyway, I think we have a lot in common, so I’m glad you found me. Look forward to sharing magical, writerly experiences with you and learning more about Perth.

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    • Hey Harriet. Your book looks amazing and if the the lovely Chantelle Atkins approves, then I can’t wait to read it! Thank you so much for stopping by. How did you know I like trees? Writers and tree lovers – we certainly do have a lot in common. So nice to meet you 🙂

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      • Thanks Eleanor. I hope you like the inside of #TreeMagic as much as the outside! Look forward to hearing whether it met your expectations. In answer to your question, I can see you like trees and nature from your photos, your posts and your biog. Do you know about the worldwide Sing for the Trees day on 22nd April?

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  11. Ms.Mulder, I am really happy to meet you and looking forward to reading your novel. So far, I haven’t published anything yet but continously working hard to write better everyday. I have a cousin in Brisbane, so it’s possible that someday I visit you in Perth, not sure when. Keep great stories and essays coming, stay blessed!

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    • Aw thank you. That’s really lovely of you. I haven’t been very good at writing lately but hoping to get back into it very soon. People like you who enjoy my writing inspire me to do that, so thanks again. I will look out for your blog too 🙂


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