Elaine’s award-winning historical novels are about the lives of settlers in the Thirteen Colonies who remained loyal to Britain during the American Revolution. She used the backdrop of the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Rebellion of 1837 for page-turning fictional tales where the main characters face torn loyalties, danger, and personal conflicts.
Her Loyalist trilogy is comprised of The Loyalist’s Wife, The Loyalist’s Luck and The Loyalist Legacy. The prequel to this series is The Loyalist’s Daughter, where 14-year-old Lucinda Harper and her father witness the dumping of tea chests into Boston’s harbour, an act which precipitates the American Revolutionary War.
Elaine wrote a different kind of history in the creative non-fiction book about the last (at the time) surviving member of the Canadian Cancer Society team, Ronald G. Calhoun, who managed Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope in 1980. The Man Behind the Marathons: How Ron Calhoun Helped Terry Fox and Other Heroes Make Millions for Charity is a recipient of the Book Excellence Award and is an Amazon #1 Bestseller.
My Story, My Song tells the fascinating tale—sometimes sweet and sometimes not—of the eldest daughter in a family of thirteen children, nine boys and four girls, growing up in the fifties and sixties in rural Ontario. The memoir shows a close and caring society in the midst of a burgeoning post war economy, and the changing world that provided them all so much opportunity.
This author’s most recent publication is Canada: Brave New World, her anthology of stories from and about people who had to leave their home country and chose to come to Canada. Hear how their contributions make this country the vibrant and sought-after place to live that it is. (www.elainecougler.com for updates)
Elaine’s writing journey has led to speaking gigs, cruises, trips, and also to her giving workshops on a variety of writing related subjects. She says you learn a lot when you embrace your dreams.
She and her husband have two grown children.
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