About

A wild library rewards the curious mind.

We live in a beautiful and fascinating world. There’s so much to see, experience and learn, one lifetime will simply never be enough.

That’s why stories are so magical. In a few lines, they whisk you away on a new adventure. Who knows what you’ll find: truth, wisdom, knowledge or foolishness? Through stories, you have the opportunity to experience life through someone else’s eyes.

If, like me, you are curious about the world, take a stroll through this wild library and see what you discover:

DIARY STORIES

My diary stories are mostly about our lives as South Africans living in Ireland. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I write about nature, the people I meet, our adventures, and challenges… and there might be the odd story about cats.

SHORT STORIES

These short fictional pieces are writing exercises, seeds of new ideas and experiments. I’m currently trying my hand at fantasy, but you’ll find stories from different genres as I play around. This is, after all, a wild library. Who knows what you might stumble upon.

WILD READING LIST

I love to read.  I’ll share some of the books I’ve read and my thoughts on them and that might inspire your next read. I’m a little obsessed with classic literature, and I love to escape into a good fantasy series, but I aim to read as many genres as possible; exploring different ideas, cultures, and authors.

I hope you enjoy perusing this wild library.

WHO IS CHANTELLE?

Wild Library_by_Chantelle Elizabeth Turner

Chantelle is a cat mother
And considers herself a nature-lover
Her garden is always growing
Her writing is not always flowing
She works as a volunteer
And goes exploring when the sky is clear
Mostly hiking
Sometimes mountain biking
She’s Henry’s happy wife
And she enjoys the finer things in life
Books, art and good food
These things put her in a happy mood
She knows this is an awful rhyme
and she hopes you’ll forgive her this time