About


Hey! Welcome to The Riverside Library.

My name is Mikaela (Ela for short), I'm a writer, illustrator and semi-professional thinker.

The Riverside Library is home to many things, mostly articles on the various subjects I love.

You'll find book recommendations, language learning tips, journalling ideas and prompts, as well as some lifestyle tidbits.

I really love learning things, and I hope I never stop, so until then, I'll share them here.

Other than that, I really like sunshine, and I try to be a sunshine-y as possible.

Ceud mìle fàilte, a charaid.



more about me

  • I was born in the South Island of New Zealand, Te Waipounamu, Aotearoa, and raised both in New Zealand and Australia.
  • My family hails from Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall and Germany.
  • I have a Bachelor of Biomedical Science.
  • I love being outdoors.
  • I’m strangely passionate about summer berries, shortbread, scones and slices.
  • One of my dreams is to sail the world on a catamaran.
  • The other one of my dreams is to write books for a living.
  • I also really like reading (in case that wasn't obvious)

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