Elaine Ingalls Hogg
Born on Grand Manan and grew up in various Maritime communities, I am very comfortable participating in author visits and in the past have taught both adult (at Write! Canada and Kingswood University) and student writing workshops. With younger classes I usually talk about the writing process and use examples from my published stories. Part of my presentation includes talking about how everyone has a story, helping the students find ideas, how to find an ending that the reader isn’t expecting, and encouraging the students to write their own story. I’ll also read selections and examples from my work and participate in a short Q & A time. I particularly enjoy the opportunity to encourage young readers and authors and I’m always willing to work with the teachers to give the students the best experience possible.
Other writing: I am the author of Historic Sussex, (Nimbus Publishing, 2010); Historic Grand Manan (Nimbus Publishing, (2007), the popular history, When Canada Joined Cape Breton, (Nimbus Publishing, 2005 and the editor of Christmas in the Maritimes (2006). The book, Joey’s Secret Wish is a self-published story about a little boy who wished for a piano and later grew up to follow a career as a music teacher. I also have a serial children’s story about Shauna and Shamus’ Summer Adventure published once a month in The Kings County Record. My writing awards include: The Marianna Dempster Award for her children’s book, Remembering Honey; second place recognition for her children’s manuscript, Willa, the Diary of a Maritime Girl (1914-1918), in the New Brunswick Literary Competition (May, 2009) and receiving the Barnabas Fellowship Award from InScribe Christian Writers.
What I Offer
Elaine Ingalls Hogg, lives near Sussex, NB and shares her home with two adopted rag-doll cats, Angus and Alex. Although a story teller from the age of nine and often encouraged by my teachers to write, my main career was that of a private music teacher. I didn’t start writing for publication until a palliative care colleague suggested I write a story children could use to understand loss and death. Since Remembering Honey, (Nimbus Publishing, 2000) was published, I have had five royalty books published by Nimbus Publishing, four self-published books, stories included in more than a two dozen anthologies, (including several of the Chicken Soup series), on CBC radio, magazines, newspapers, and a variety of websites.