Elaine Roberts 



Elaine has been writing intermittently all her life but has never taken it too seriously until she joined The Write Place in September 2012. 

She has learnt a great deal since joining the writing school and now prepares and writes novels and short stories in a more structured way. Her short stories have been published in England and abroad.

Elaine is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association's (RNA) New Writers' Scheme and attends meetings and workshops at the London Chapter. For the last three years she has attended the RNA Conference and gained a lot from their many workshops and seminars.

Attending the Curtis Brown Discovery Day, held at Foyles in London, gave her valuable feedback and confidence about the opening page of her novel. Pitching to an agent was valuable experience.

Elaine's life has changed and writing fills her every waking hour. She has given up her day job to concentrate on writing full time. She's thankful for the support and encouragement of her family, which has helped her reach this position.

After the excitement of her first sale, Elaine has sold other stories to Swedish magazine, Allas and to Indian magazine, Woman's Era.

Elaine's successes:

March 2013

New Beginnings - Allas (Sweden)

May 2013

New Beginnings - Woman's Era (India)

Testing Times - Allas (Sweden)

September 2013

Hold Them Dear - Ireland's Own (Ireland)

March 2014

A Step Nearer - Take A Break Fiction Feast (UK)

April 2014

New Beginnings - Ireland's Own (Ireland)

June 2014

Keys For The Journey - Ireland's Own (Ireland)

Hatching A Plan - Allas (Sweden)

Testing Times - Woman's Era (India)

She has also won several short story and flash fiction class competitions.

Currently, she is waiting to hear about a contemporary novel that is with a digital publishing company. However, she is committed to writing a saga and is also planning her follow on book following the same family.