A proud graduate of the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme. Elaine is represented by Caroline Sheldon of the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency and writes historical sagas for Pan Macmillan.
Elaine’s life revolves around dogs having exhibited, bred, judged and sat on committees since the early seventies – in fact it was her association with the canine world that led to her journalism work along with many other subjects. Her work has been read in The Guardian, The Daily Mail and The Daily Express along with many weekly and monthly publications. She was commissioned to write three non-fiction books for dog owners, which are still in print and is is often invited to contribute to radio programmes.
Elaine has sold over 80 short stories to magazines worldwide, along with serials, and has been shortlisted in many competitions including the Harry Bowling Prize. She was BBC Radio Kent Short Story Writer of the Year in 2003. A qualified creative writing tutor she runs her own writing school at The Write Place in Hextable, NW Kent. Elaine and has many successful students who are now members of the RNA.
A past committee member of the RNA, Elaine organises industry one-to-ones for the annual RNA conference and loves to meet and help new members.
Elaine lives in North West Kent with her husband and Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Henry.