Elayne Clift is a writer, author, lecturer, doula, traveler, activist, liberal, feminist, internationally experienced health communications specialist, wife, mom, and woman of a certain age.
Her first novel, Hester's Daughters - based on The Scarlet Letter - was published in 2012. Praclarus Press is the publisher of her latest book, with lead author Christine Morton, "Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-emergence of Woman-supported Childbirth in the U.S." (Jan. 2014).
In addition to being a regular columnist for the Keene (NH) Sentinel and Brattleboro (Vt.) Commons, she is a frequent contributor to Women's Feature Service, Women's Media Center, Vermont Magazine and a reviewer for The New York Journal of Books. The author of two short story collections, two poetry collections, and a memoir, published under the imprint OGN Publications, her creative work appears in numerous anthologies and literary magazines internationally.
Having been published in the Washington Post, Boston Globe and Christian Science Monitor, she now aspires to just one byline in The New York Times.
Achan: A Year of Teaching in Thailand
by Elayne Clift
This lively collection of vignettes, pithy essays, profiles, humorous anecdotes and travel tales shares the experience of a seasoned American writer, traveler, and teacher who spent a year as a guest lecturer at a university in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It offers an entertaining and enlightening read for anyone who loves exploring other...
Hester's Daughters is a contemporary, feminist retelling of The Scarlet Letter. The Hester of Elayne Clift’s first novel was born in Boston in 1929. Her Puritan community is immigrant Jews. Spirited and humanistic, she makes her way in the world much as Nathaniel Hawthorne’s heroine did, bearing an out-of-wedlock child, Pearl (whose...
Categories: All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; World Literature
Women's Encounters with the Mental Health Establishment: Escaping the Yellow Wallpaper
by Elayne Clift
Explore women’s first-person experiences with the mental health establishment! This unique contemporary anthology of women’s experiential writing shares women’s realities, perceptions, and experiences (positive and negative) within the therapeutic environment. These artistic expressions of personal experience will help women...
Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; Women's Studies
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