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.

Elaine is best known for her children’s picture book series, Olly the Oyster, which has been cited by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as an educational resource for students to learn how oysters filter and clean the water. Her books have been featured in educational programs at schools, libraries, museums and environmental organizations. Elaine enjoys writing children’s stories about nature that are both fun and educational.

Frogs Eat Spaghetti…Right? is the first installment in Elaine’s new What Animals Do series which will be available in eBook format, as well as paperback and hardcover.

In addition, The Halloween Caper is the first installment in Elaine’s children’s chapter book series, The Tyler Tate Mysteries, which will be available in eBook, paperback and hardcover formats.

Elaine currently resides near Annapolis, Maryland with her family, two cats and Golden Retriever. If you would like to learn more about Elaine’s books, please visit her website at https://elaineannallen.com/, where you can sign up to receive updates about her next book release.


Click on the image to find out more about each book.


What I’m working on

I have great news! My picture book, A Fine Day on the Bay, is now available for pre-order! It can be ordered online, or in person through your favorite local bookstore (just ask customer service to look it up on their computer system) if you prefer to buy in person.

I am also updating the cover for my children’s chapter book, The Halloween Caper. It will have a new cover and will be available in paperback and hardcover. I am so excited about this because it was my first manuscript, written in 1994. It makes me so happy to finally see it in print!

If you would like to meet me and buy a signed copy of one of my books, I will be at the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland on November 12th. Click here to find out more about the festival.

If you are able to snag a copy of one of my books and you enjoy it, please consider leaving a review on the site where you purchased it. It would mean so much to me, and honest reviews help authors like me to grow and reach new readers! Thank you, thank you, thank you, in advance!

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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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