Short Stories, Memoir
A.C. Llewellyn was born in Surrey, England during the second world war . He was brought up largely in different orphanages. She, or he as she was then, travelled widely in her younger days, hitchhiking twice around the world. She ran out of money and found herself in Australia in 1964. She has been there ever since though with frequent international trips.
Gender dysphoria was a constant companion, affecting all that life brought. Not all was negative as in her constant effort to do things to distract herself she gained her HSC in one year and attended university to post graduate level and was a teacher. Retiring early she became a practitioner of Bio Resonance medicine. In 2002, having built five houses, she gave up the fight against gender dysphoria and with her wife’s blessing changed gender. She paints, though hesitates to call herself an artist, sings in choirs, meditates, writes, makes stained glass and lead lights, plays some musical instruments, and enjoys her friends and family.
Books by AC Llewellyn
The Reluctant Man: How fighting transgender for 60 years influenced my life
This is A.C. Llewellyn's life story from age 4 to age 74. It is a memoir, with many layers. It is of the warts and all type, with no one getting off scot free or even lightly.
Originally released in 2012 as Loki's Joke under the pseudonym Penny Blackwell, this is a revised, re-titled and expanded edition released in the author's own name.
The Song of the Ivory Box
The Hermit is dead but his guilt lives on in his children - guilt which stems from the ivory box he found in India during WW2 and the boy he gave it to.
Does the ivory box hold the power to send mad whoever owns it?
In The Song of the Ivory Box, A.C. Llewellyn creates a mysterious back story for the ivory box featured in her autobiography, The Reluctant Man.
Blue Mist Cafe
Blue Mist Café is a book of short stories and some poems tied together by the goings on in the café. The top floor of the café is stacked high with thousands of books and, it is said, a ghost that minds them. It is at table fifteen upstairs where A. C. Llewellyn finds her stories.