About me

I have been writing poetry and stories since I was a child, and a love of reading was instilled in me from an early age. I am passionate about writing, and hope you enjoy the books I have written. Whilst most of you sleep soundly in your beds, like many Parkinson’s patients, insomnia dictates, so during those hours that sleep eludes me, the house is tranquil and quiet, an atmosphere perfect to immerse myself in writing. My life has been a series of strange events, which have without doubt contributed to my creativity. To publish anything is to bear one’s soul to the world. It is to stand naked and let everyone see who you really are. I have poured my heart and soul out on paper and I hope to share this journey, immersing you in a story, capturing your attention and firing the imagination. Through my writing and public speaking I hope to bring greater awareness to the general public about living with chronic disease.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The best medicine is "good news"!

I have some exciting good news to share with you! I wrote an Abstract for The First International Congress on "Narrative Medicine and Rare Diseases", which will be attended by doctors, people working in the medical field and patients and their families suffering from rare diseases. After submitting my abstract entitled "Writing as Therapy", I waited for a reply. Each day I would eagerly check my e-mail in-box and finally, with great delight and excitement, received confirmation that my Abstract had been accepted. I am being asked to give an oral presentation, in Rome/Italy on June 4th, 2012. As you can imagine, I am thrilled to have my Abstract accepted and to be given the wonderful opportunity of presenting it. It was May 2011 that I started writing the poems for my book "Parkinson's, shaken, not stirred", and when I think of all that has happened during this past year, I find it difficult to take in. Not in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that a few lines of poetry that came into my mind one night would lead to all this. Despite ill health, life can be an amazing journey.


  1. Dear Elaine,
    What an incredible lady you are! Wow exciting - isn't there a stronger word for such fantastic achievement.
    So many people out there can learn from the very special person you are. Your perception of life and understanding of the human being, your empathic expression is far superior to the average
    higher academic without doubt. Elaine it is a rare and wonderful value you possess, thank G-d it has been recognized, you will definitely be able to heal many others out there.
    It is a privilege to know you my love,
    Kisses, P & M

  2. If anyone deserves this recognition, you do Elaine.I am sure that the families at the conference will gain a great deal of insight from your positive attitude. I am proud of you and cannot think of a better, nor braver person to represent people in your position.