I have been researching lots of new ideas, and I have been working on a new look. The biggest news is, I am retiring the name Ella Stradling. For now I am leaving my published novels as is, but I am rebranding my shorter published works, and all future books will wear the name Ella Mortimer. Why? Because I have not had the time or energy to pump into my writing career and I see no change in the near future. So as I contemplate my life I feel the need to claim my work under my legal name. I cannot claim to be a success as Ella Stradling so now is the time to do it. It may take a while for the changes to be reflected here, and eventually this site will also have to be retired, but for now I will keep this site alive to the best of my limited ability.