Elayne was born in London and later lived in Cornwall, England for twenty years before moving to Florida in July 2018. She lives with her husband Alan and their two cats, Coco and Chloe.
In the UK, she worked first in Journalism and Advertising for many years before returning to higher education where she obtained a Degree in Journalism Studies, a Master’s Degree in Women’s Studies, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and the TEFL Qualification.
A second career followed, lecturing in English, Media and Film, during which time she maintained the web site for the Exeter Women’s Studies Creative Writing Programme and taught creative writing online for the University.
Elayne started to write fiction when she was very young and remembers that her first ‘published’ work was a school play that was performed for parents, pupils, teachers and the local community. She primarily writes short stories and poetry and has enjoyed success in competitions. Several of her short stories were published in women’s magazines. She was the president of the Weston-Super-Mare Writer’s and in this capacity was responsible for the publication of several anthologies as well as the organisation of an international writing competition, which was incorporated into the town’s literary festival. In Cornwall, she belonged to a writer’s group called Balwest Writers and had more work included in their two annual anthologies, one of which was devoted exclusively to writing about nature. She also provided some of the illustrations for these.
Since moving to Brevard County in Florida, she has joined the Scribblers of Brevard and cut her teeth on adapting to writing for an American market by contributing three articles to Space Coast Living magazine in February 2018: A Special Gift to Each Other, Interiorscapes and Makeup Makeover. She is now working on a collection of short stories whose theme is ‘relationships in the digital age’.
When she is not writing, she is also an artist and photographer and maintains a blog on her artist web site elaynesart.co.uk which also feeds her Facebook Art Page and Twitter/Instagram/LinkedIn Pages. Elayne also maintains a YouTube Channel, on which she posts short films of her scuba diving adventures, produced and edited by her independent film production company: Mediterranean Blue Films.
Elayne can be contacted on her Web Site or her Facebook Page (See Links Above) or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org