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The Curse of Atreus by Ixtila The Curse of Atreus :iconixtila:Ixtila 2 0 Cindy Cyborg by Ixtila Cindy Cyborg :iconixtila:Ixtila 0 1 Fiona Firedrake by Ixtila Fiona Firedrake :iconixtila:Ixtila 1 0 Misti Vapour by Ixtila Misti Vapour :iconixtila:Ixtila 0 1 Hunnie Devilish by Ixtila Hunnie Devilish :iconixtila:Ixtila 1 0 Blobba Slime by Ixtila Blobba Slime :iconixtila:Ixtila 0 0 Aurora Featherlight by Ixtila Aurora Featherlight :iconixtila:Ixtila 0 3 Dani Macarbria by Ixtila Dani Macarbria :iconixtila:Ixtila 2 0 Lion Gate New by Ixtila Lion Gate New :iconixtila:Ixtila 0 0 Klytie portrait new by Ixtila Klytie portrait new :iconixtila:Ixtila 0 0 Playing with Tinkerbell Rework by Ixtila Playing with Tinkerbell Rework :iconixtila:Ixtila 0 0 Peaches and Cream by Ixtila Peaches and Cream :iconixtila:Ixtila 1 2 Rexa and Sand Front Cover by Ixtila Rexa and Sand Front Cover :iconixtila:Ixtila 0 0 Awakening Sand Full Cover by Ixtila Awakening Sand Full Cover :iconixtila:Ixtila 0 1 Revealing Rexa Full Cover by Ixtila Revealing Rexa Full Cover :iconixtila:Ixtila 1 0 Beneath the Sea Cover by Ixtila Beneath the Sea Cover :iconixtila:Ixtila 0 0



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I am an Australian Fantasy Author, publishing independently under the pen name Ella Stradling. Ella Stradling is a pseudonym derived from two sources: Ella is my real middle name, given by my father in honour of his favourite singer, Ella Fitzgerald; Stradling comes from a legend about a girl who was the last of her line who married into the family.

I grew up on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia and finished high school in 1988. I graduated from University as Bachelor of Arts with Honours in 1994. I worked for over ten years as graphic designer, editor and proof reader in the pre-press department of a small offset and digital printing house.

My first novel, a fantasy titled "Revealing Rexa" and its sequel, "Awakening Sand", are both available on kindle and in paperback. A manuscript comprising these first two novels was a semi-finalist in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, placing in the top 1% of the competition.

My patchwork bears are made as gifts for all the children in my extended family. Perhaps one day I will make them to sell but, as in all crafts, the price can never recompense for the time and effort it takes to make them.

My character sketches are a personal project to illustrate the characters in my books. I know they are not perfect but it helps to visualise them when I am writing.

I love to crochet, mostly for family. The character dolls were a birthday present for my daughter. The digital photo art is a bit of fun, usually inspired by my children. The book covers are my own work for my own books.



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AmethystForge Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
E-raserhead Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :heart:
Ixtila Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome. :)
HermitCrabStock Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
:iconthxwatchplz: :iconsomehugsplz:
Ixtila Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. And thanks for the llama! :)
HermitCrabStock Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
You're welcome :)
HollyBarbo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
I like your page. The images and the personal bio are lovely together.
Ixtila Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, Holly, it's been a while since I checked my page, sorry I missed your comment. :)
AmethystPhotographer Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Hi. :) This is Lunarbard on my photography account. Although Lunarbard is still active, and will be for quite some time--this is where I'm staying for a long, long time. :icongrin--plz: Hope you're well!!
Ixtila Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the heads up. I noticed your new group - great idea.
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