About Us

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About the Author

E.L. Haines reads all the time, and writes so that you can read. He travels the world, ignoring the usual boundaries of space and time, collecting stories, which he loves to tell almost as much as Sparrow himself does.

He has visited more than 25 countries in person, and perhaps more than a hundred in books. 

He has also time-traveled to more than 40 different years in history. We won’t tell you exactly which ones.

External Features:

Author Spotlight at Ice Queen Novels

The Dangers of Getting Carried Away (Guest post at Lisa's Writopia)

Author Interview at Samantha Evans-Author

Author Spotlight at Awesome Gang

SPFBO 7 Author Interview at M.S. Olney Author

On Fantasy (Guest post at Making Believe)

About The Narrator


Sparrow is the quintessential ‘Hero Without a Home.’ But while other protagonists travel from town to town, Sparrow moves from one historic period to another, and even between genres.

His stories fall into three general categories:


Anachonist stories: Full of historic oddities.

Kairotic stories: Full of contemporary oddities.

Novelty stories: Outright fantastic oddities.

External Reviews:


Reviews of ESD:

"Episodic Sleep Disorders was quick, intriguing, dark mystery with vivid description and eerie setting. I recommend this book to fans of short stories." -Books Teacup and Reviews

"Short but vivid and some parts were really trippy... if you like the movie director Tim Burton you might like this book." -My Bookish Life

"An ominous shadow lingers in the background of every page." -Lisa's Writopia

Reviews of CA:

"The story moves fast but smooth, easily including you in the journey... I chuckled several times throughout the book." Author C. Borden at World of Mythnium

"The entire book was thrilling and kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't read the pages fast enough...I highly recommend this book, especially if you, like me, are a cat lover." Lisa Binion, at LisasWritopia

"I love the way the author used cats in this story... I also found some of the medical parts  of the book to be very interesting." Thiala Baliles, at MyBookishLife.

"I loved how everything was connected. At some point, I felt I was watching the Netflix series Dark." Yara the Book Addict.

"There is something beautiful, yet organic about the descriptions, that enriches what readers and characters are seeing. It's a brave book, that is well considered with a truth about it and is highly topical..." Bookmarks and Stages by Lou

Reviews of SBH:

"Haines once again addresses real life social issues in a humorous yet thought provoking manner." Author C. Borden at World of Mythnium

"I liked the storytelling and the fantasy elements, and was intrigued by the secrets in the story..." Thiala Baliles, at MyBookishLife.

"I never tire of reading about Sparrow’s adventures, and this book only succeeded in making me hungry for more." Lisa Binion, at Lisa's Writopia.

"What an explosive beginning to our self-published fantasy summer special!" Kaya, at Kaya Reads (YouTube)

"But is it fun? You bet it is. There’s a lot of wild fantasy concepts thrown around in a bizarre mishmash that becomes a thing of beauty. The language is crisp and tight and has occasional glimmers of Pratchett ." G.M. Nair, at BeforeWeGo.