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Welsh in Berkshire : Author E L Williams

There are lots of Welsh in Berkshire, author E L Williams has swapped her home in the Welsh Valleys for the Thames Valley.


E L Williams grew up in the Welsh Valleys in a tiny house full of books and stories of magic. She’s passionate about animals, nature, and all things spiritual and frequently combines all three in her writing.

As a sustainability advisor by profession, her writing is influenced by her desire to protect and cherish the natural world. The First Ethereal is her first novel. The sequel, The Cold of Summer, launches on St. David’s Day, 2022 (1st March).

Emma lives in Berkshire with her husband and her elderly Miniature Schnauzer. When she’s not working, writing, or pandering to the needs of her demanding pooch, she’s usually to be found gardening or coddling her dozens of house plants. More info here.

The First Ethereal (Book #1) – Launched 31st October 2020

In the charming Welsh market town of Pont Nefoedd, super empath Lilly is almost relieved to be living her last human life. With only her spirit guide Jack for company, and the world collapsing around them, she longs for the peace of the Eternal Forest.

When by chance, Lilly meets Storm, a widowed ex-witch who has lost her magic, both women discover that sometimes life can turn on a sixpence. As Lilly falls in love with life, Storm joins her old friend, retired vicar Henri, on a desperate quest to find the one being on Earth capable of stopping the apocalypse.

Only the First Ethereal can decide whether there is enough good left in humanity to save us, but will the friends find it in time? Also hunting the Ethereal, but with murderous intent, is a group determined to hang on to their wealth and power and ride out the apocalypse in luxury.

The race is on – and the stakes couldn’t be any higher.

Read the reviews here.

Find the book here

The Cold of Summer (Book #2) – Launching on 1st March 2022

What would you risk to protect a perfect world?

As the Ethereal world celebrates a decade of peace and love following the ascension, dark forces rise to threaten the very fabric of creation.

Targeted for revenge by their enemies and unable to run, hide or fight, Storm, Lilly and their friends are thrown into a desperate search. Someone gave the Very the means to survive the ascension – but who? Finding the witch who cast such a powerful spell will lead them into the spirit realm – but it will also drag them into hell.

Find the book here.

Thank you to Emma Cossey for introducing me to Welsh author and Berkshire resident E L Williams.

If you're Welsh in Berkshire then do join the Welsh in Berkshire Facebook group, it is not a society more a community and the aim is to connect the Welsh in the area.

E L Williams will be signing books at the Wales Week Berkshire Pop Up Market on Sunday 6th March between 12 noon and 2pm.


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