Elaine studied creative writing with Faber Academy through their 'Write a Novel Online' course in 2013-2014, and screenwriting and self-editing with The Writer's Workshop in 2014.
In August 2014, she published her first anthology of short science-fiction tales, 'The Journey and other short stories'. Her first full-length sci-fi novel, 'The Methuselah Paradox' was published in August 2016. Elaine also wrote and producing a book trailer starring Richard Oliver (The Light Of September (Audio Drama). The Minister Of Chance (Film & Audio Drama). The Rooster Rebellion (Theatre). Crucible Of The Vampire (Feature Film), Simon Bugg('The Minister of Chance', 'Dr Who Online Adventures', 'Justice for Fathers') and Amelia Sefton ('Gridiron', 'Emmerdale Farm', 'Justice').
Elaine's next project is to adapt 'The Methuselah Paradox' for the stage, and a follow-up novel featuring one of the characters from 'The Methuselah Paradox'. She is also developing a short animated science fiction film, titled 'Minding Mama', beginning the project with a graphic novel illustrated by Dan Schaefer ('Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', 'Peter Parker: Spider Man', 'Grimm'). Concept art will be provided by Amanda Fullwood ('The Flock', 'Chasing Shadows', 'Word Bohemia').
Elaine is an avid reader, and enjoys TV, movies and going to the theatre. She lives in Surrey with her husband and son.
Interesting Fact: Elaine founded the official 'Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' appreciation society in 1980, www.zz9.org.
THE DETECTIVE – THE SCIENTIST – THE ENIGMA
Manchester, 1979: young Ian Hammond ‘s life changes with the Woolworth’s fire of 8th May – it is the last time he will see his mother. Thirty-six years later, the adult Hammond, now a Detective Inspector with the Greater Manchester Police, is shocked to see a face from that day surface in connection with the sudden disappearance of young Genetics researcher Emma Morgan.
Emma’s parents, Eva and Tom, are frantic. The Morgans are no strangers to loss: Eva’s first husband and daughter died in a road accident in 1990, while two years earlier, Tom’s three-year-old son from a previous marriage succumbed to the effects of a disease called Progeria.
When retired Metropolitan Police Detective Tony Clarke spots a link between the deaths of Eva’s first husband and daughter in 1990 and Emma’s disappearance, Hammond and his team finally have a suspect – James Moran, a Security Guard at Xeon Genetics. But Moran is only in his late thirties … too young to have been the same man seen at the crash site in 1990. So who is he?
As the desperate hunt for Emma and her abductor continues, Hammond struggles to deal with the traumatic personal memories the case has re-awakened, and Eva and Tom’s already fragile relationship is tested to breaking point as they contemplate the loss of another child.
The truth about Moran’s identity will shock them all.
Set in modern-day Manchester, where the quietly intense world of the scientific researcher meets the pedestrian and sometimes violent reality of the twenty-first century detective, ‘The Methuselah Paradox’ is a blend of speculative fiction and gritty crime mystery.