Elaine currently resides in South Africa with her husband, two young sons, and three dogs.
A cross-genre author, who doesn't pay much attention to 'fitting in', she started writing as soon as she could hold a pencil, and has been telling stories ever since.
Growing up in South Africa gave her a unique, and slightly twisted, view of the world, which she frequently applies to her writing. An incurable insomniac, she often writes in the dead of night, music (her constant companion, and inspiration) turned up to drown out the noise of the real world.
Over the years, she had written well over 100 short stories, cracked out a few novels, and won an award or five for her shorter works.
When she's not writing, she reads as much as she can. A huge fan of Stephen King from a young age, she prefers horror and supernatural fiction, but also indulges in romance, historical fiction and the odd fantasy. Dictionaries and Thesauruses are her guilty pleasure.