Interview with Stefan Ellery, Kawartha Lakes Stories contributor

portrait_0005What is your story about?
My story is about a cello player who is let go from an orchestra in Toronto. He heads up to the Kawarthas to find out where he and his music belong. While he is in the town of Lindsay he hears the sound of a flute playing which draws him to explore its source.
What inspired you to write this story?
I am a daydreamer and I often place myself in another world when I am walking. This idea occurred during a sunny day while I walked up Victoria Street. The day felt unreal and enchanting and I had music running through my head at the time. The story was drawn out of the senses I was using at the time.
How long have you lived in Kawartha Lakes? What attracted you to the area?
I came to Lindsay because of work. It was 2003 and SARS had it. I worked in a hotel and business came to a halt. Fear of loosing my job prompted me to look for work in the public sector. The job I found happened to be in Lindsay.
What do you like about living in Kawartha Lakes? What do you wish you could tell non-residents about Kawartha Lakes?
I enjoy the fact that there are lakes and rivers near by. It fulfilled my desire to kayak which was difficult to do when I lived in Toronto.  Explore, there are many places to walk, fish and boat and sometimes the best spots are hidden. If you come up here make sure to bring your rod.
What else do you write? Where can readers find more of your writing?
I am a multi-genre author and I have written two YA paranormal novels, 3 short horrors and a children’s book. I am currently editing a Sci-Fi that I hope to have out this year.  You can find a list of some of my works on and you can also find my works on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks and Barnes & Noble. My work is available in electronic format and print.