Elaine Stirling is the award-winning author of twelve novels, a novella, a book of poetry, a business communication book, and numerous short stories and articles. Her first novel, Unsuspected Conduct, won an RWA Award in 1985 for best long unpublished manuscript. Writing as Elaine K. Stirling, she published five romantic suspense novels with Harlequin Intrigue and five romances under the imprints of Superromance and Temptation. Her fiction has been translated into thirteen languages.
While honing her craft, Elaine taught creative writing workshops across Canada, from British Columbia to Prince Edward Island. In 2002, an opportunity to write policies and procedures for an international sporting goods company launched her nonfiction career.
By 2007, she had delivered communication workshops to more than 1000 business people from virtually every sector and industry.
Drawing from her creative writing background, Elaine assists people from all levels of the organizational chart to find and reclaim their authentic voice. In 2007, a friend persuaded her that she had enough material for a book, and hence, The Corporate Storyteller: A Writing Manual & Style Guide for the Brave New Business Leader was born. The book is now read and enjoyed around the globe.
While Elaine does not discount the possibility of a sequel to The Corporate Storyteller, fiction remains her first love. She is delighted by the positive response to her latest mainstream novel, Daughters of Babylon. Elaine has been Freshly Pressed at her poetry blog, Oceantics, for a tribute to Colombian author, Gavriel Garcia Marquez. Fluent in Spanish, she has translated and co-edited two books by the poet Gavriel Navarro. Her short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and Fantasy and Science Fiction.
Elaine is the mother of two amazing sons and Mummu (that’s Grandma in her native Finnish) to three extraordinary grandkids. She currently resides in Toronto, Canada.