With a lively, fresh perspective as a storyteller, Elaine captures people’s memories to help us better interpret the past, understand the present and shape the future. She painstakingly crafts easy-to-read, pleasing personal stories that entertain readers and become precious family treasures. Through her work, Elaine connects individuals, families and communities. A seasoned writer, Elaine views her mission as saving stories from the slow lane that otherwise might be lost.
Elaine Thomas – Her Story
A keen interest in family lore and curiosity about people’s lives, as well as excellent listening skills, equip Elaine Thomas to share truly memorable stories. She has demonstrated a rare talent for writing feature articles and memoirs that capture and celebrate the essence of an individual’s life or an organization’s history. Her focus these days is capturing stories from the slow lane of life that might otherwise be lost.
Elaine honed her skills in a long public relations career with a major Texas energy company and through running her own public relations business. Her client roster includes energy companies, regional and small businesses, non-profit organizations and consumer magazines and newspapers.
Elaine has written hundreds of feature stories, columns and personal profiles. She is the author of four books and has contributed to anthologies such as Chicken Soup for the Soul. Her recent book awards include a Will Rogers Medallion for Veterans’ Voices and Home Front Memories and an Independent Publisher Award for Saddles and Service. She also has been recognized with Texas and national newspaper awards, as well as by the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.
At heart, Elaine still is the farm girl who grew up near Calgary, Canada. She now writes from the farm that she and her husband, Emil, operate in Fayette County, Texas. Some years ago, when Elaine announced she was leaving Houston to return to her rural roots, her coworkers presented her with a metal cow bell. It was inscribed with the name of the real, live heifer that was her going-away gift. Nothing could have thrilled Elaine more.
“Elaine has the ability to talk to people and put their thoughts and feelings into words.”
– Weldon Koenig