Elaine was born is Southampton in 1964 and when she was three months old her family emigrated to New Zealand and then to New Guinea for four years. It was there as a child of six that she gave her life to Jesus Christ through some missionaries who were visiting them.
Once back in the UK, Elaine and her two sisters attended boarding school in Hampshire for 6 years during which time her faith was encouraged and grew.
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Elaine and family then moved to Jersey in the Channel Islands where she qualified as a nanny before attending drama school in Guildford.
She has always enjoyed writing poetry and creating children`s stories. Some of these stories were created for her own children and now she writes with her grandchildren in mind.
Elaine self-published her first short story in 2015, “Daphne and the Biggest Egg in the World”, for 4-7 year olds, about a duck who believes she`s found the biggest egg in the world but is ridiculed by her animal friends who disagree with her.
Since then, ”Skimmer” was published by Onwards & Upwards in 2019. A story about three children, a dolphin and a school bully. Skimmer is about family, friendship, faith and forgiveness for children aged 7-12 years.
Her latest book, “The Kidnap of Ellie Wainwright” will be completed later this year and a number of short children`s stories will also be published in 2022.
Since 2013 Elaine`s creative outlet has extended to painting. Her preferred medium is acrylics and her artwork is best described as unique, strong and emotive.
In her spare time, Elaine spends time with family and friends, enjoys sea swimming and long dog walks on the beach.
Elaine and her husband Neil are committed Christians and attend their local apostolic church.
They now live in South Wales with their two dogs, cat and 9 chickens.