I teach about and speak on the history of the American Revolution as well as life in Colonial America. I also speak before groups concerning issues related to caregiving, hospice and patient advocacy (for my memoir, Bethany’s Calendar).
My recent fiction release, “Scarred Vessel,” a Historical Romance, focuses on Rhode Island and the black soldiers in the American Revolution.
Here is what readers are saying:
A groundbreaking book, honest and inspiring, showcasing black soldiers in the American Revolution. Scarred Vessels is peopled with flesh and blood characters and true events that not only inspire and entertain but educate. Well done!Laura Frantz, Christy Award-winning author of An Uncommon Woman
While America fights for freedom, a young widow fights her feelings for the sergeant who delivers the news of her husband’s death. Micah Hughes just might have more of a task winning the love of Lydia Saunders than he does in preparing a regiment of freed slaves for combat–especially when Lydia’s dark family secrets surface, pushing them into desperate decisions and danger. Elaine Marie Cooper has delivered her most gripping, heart-warming story yet. You won’t rest until Lydia and Micah find forgiveness and freedom in each other’s arms.”Denise Weimer, multi-published author of The Witness Tree
Head to 1778 and immerse yourself in Elaine Cooper’s heartbreaking, fast-paced story of one woman’s saga during the Revolutionary War. Readers will connect with Lydia Saunder’s losses, new love and family guilt on the road to her redemption. A historic tale of how our ancestors suffered to form a new country, it’s a study in love, slavery, the fragility of life, and one woman’s enduring determination to do the right thing.Carol Grace Stratton, Author, Lake Surrender
Other speaking topics:
Writing a memoir
Life in Colonial America
Researching for Historical fiction
After the Boston Tea Party: Coffee or Tea?
Contact me if you would like more information on my speaking topics and availability.
Elaine Marie Cooper has been writing since she was a young girl. Her passion for history was nurtured by growing up near Boston, the seat of the American Revolution. Her vivid memories of exploring historical sites inspires her to tell the story of our country’s roots. Although devastated as a child to discover her ancestry included a British redcoat, she has grown fond of the family connection, even using it as inspiration for some of her novels.
Before settling in to her author’s role, she became a wife, mom of three, and is now a GiGi of 4. She continues to keep her RN license current although retired from active nursing. Her interest in medicine is evident in the research of colonial “medicinals” that are included in many of her stories.
She is now an award-winning author of Fields of the Fatherless and Bethany’s Calendar. Saratoga Letters was finalist in Historical Romance in both the Selah Awards and Next Generation Indie Book Awards. She penned the three-book Deer Run Saga and has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies.
The first two books in a new series entitled Dawn of America, set in Colonial Connecticut, will soon release and be followed by two more novels. Book 1 is entitled War’s Respite and Book 2, Love’s Kindling.
She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She also contributes every month to Almost An Author (named one of the top blogs for writers by Writers Digest Magazine) and to Heroes, Heroines, and History blog.
To contact Elaine for interviews or speaking engagements, please use the form here: Contact