About Elaine

Official Bio: Elaine Ann Allen grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland along with a large loving family and many pets. She went to Washington College in Maryland where she received a BA in English Literature. Elaine also has a Master’s in Marketing. After ten years of working in a career of marketing and desktop publishing, Elaine decided it was time to raise a family and focus on her writing. Since then, she has published six children’s books, including Olly the Oyster Cleans the Bay, Olly’s Treasure, Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay, Mallory the Forgetful Duck, Frogs Eat Spaghetti…Right?, and her first chapter book, The Halloween Caper. All of Elaine’s books capture her love of nature and the outdoors. Elaine currently resides near Annapolis, Maryland with her family.

To connect with Elaine, visit her Connect Page and fill out the form, or click on the links to her social media pages. For information about events and school visits, visit her Events Page. You can also sign up to follow her posts in the subscription box on the right side of the page, or go to Elaine’s Amazon Author’s Page and click the Follow button for updates on the release of her next book.

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What I’m working on

I took a long break after writing my last book Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay. Life can get pretty busy at times. Now I find that my creative energy is about to burst. I’ve always wanted to try self-publishing, and with all the tools that are available to today’s writers and artists, I can’t wait to get going.

I’m working on another picture book about the Bay (I just can’t resist) as well as some middle grade novels I had started years ago. I’m also thinking about chapter books and easy readers. My greatest challenge will be learning illustration. I have a little know-how, but I also have a lot to learn.

If you want to follow my journey into self-publishing, subscribe to my blog for updates. I will be adding to the writing tips section and sharing what I learn as I go. Talk to you soon!

Tools I Use

Stop by my Tools I Use page where I share tools and resources I use to help me with my writing projects. I will add to this list as I learn more about software and digital tools that make life a little easier for today’s writer.

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Do you like to make crafts with your children? I find that reading stories stirs up the imagination and leads to creative energy for making something that is both hands-on and fun. Here are a few that go well with my books. Click on the images for details and instructions. Or visit my Crafts Page


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