An award-winning writer and journalist, Elayne’s work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Vermont Magazine and various other magazines, periodicals and anthologies. She serves as Sr. Correspondent for the international syndicate Women’s Feature Service and is a frequent contributor to Women’s Media Center. She is a regular columnist for the Keene (NH) Sentinel and the Brattleboro (Vt.) Commons, and a reviewer for The New York Journal of Books.

She haspublished two memoirs, a novel, two books of poetry, three short story collections, three essay collections and three edited anthologies. Her poem "I Listen and My Heart is Breaking" was set to music and performed by the world renowned a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock. Today, Elayne offers writing workshops, from a half day to a week, at venues ranging from conferences, local libraries, and arts programs to the noted destination spa, Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico.  

Elayne has more than twenty-five years program and management experience in public health, communication, gender issues and international development.  Her clients have included The World Bank, The World Health Organization, the United Nations, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and numerous consulting firms, media organizations and universities. She has also served as  an adjunct professor for numerous colleges and universities including Yale University and Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She is TESOL certified and has taught English as a second language in Korea as well as Oral Presentation and Writing in English in Thailand. A Vermont Humanities Council Scholar, she is a trainer and speaker on numerous topics relevant to her areas of expertise. 


Telling It Like It Is: Reflections of A Not So Radical Feminist, KIT Inc., 1991

But Do They Have Field Experience!, OGN Publications, 1993 (anthology)

The Road to Radicalism: Further Reflections of A Frustrated Feminist, OGN, 1994

Demons Dancing in My Head: Collected Poems 1985 - 1995, OGN, 1995

Croning Tales, OGN, 1996 (short stories)

To New Jersey, With Love and Apologies, OGN, 1999 (memoir)

Other People, Other Lands, OGN, 1999 (poetry).

Love Letters to Vermont: A New England Journal, OGN, 2001                       

Escaping the Yellow Wallpaper: Women’s Encounters with the Mental Health Establishment, Haworth Press, 2002 (Anthology).

Sanity For All in the 21st Century: Reflections of A Fin de’Siecle Feminist, Xlibris, 2002

The Limits of Love, Xlibris, 2003. (short stories)

Women, Philanthropy and Social Change: Visions for a Just Society, UPNE/Tufts U., 2005; 2007.

ACHAN: A Year of Teaching in Thailand, Bangkok Books, 2008

Hester’s Daughters, OGN, 2012 (novel)

Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-emergence of Woman-Supported Birth in America (with C. Morton); Praeclarus Press, 2014.

Children of the Chalet: New and Selected Stories, Greyden Press, 2015.

TAKE CARE: Tales, Tips and Love from Women Caregivers, Braughler Books, 2017.

Around the World in 50 Years: Travel Tales of a Not So Innocent Abroad, 2019