I am a published writer of educational articles in Nursery World, Early Years Educator and much more on all aspects of education.
My Story published here in DVUK Magazine: https://domesticviolenceuk.org/the-sixth-edition-of-the-mutual-support-magazine/
I Didn’t Want the Attention published here in DVUK Magazine: https://domesticviolenceuk.org/seventh-edition-mutual-support-magazine/
You can read some here: LinkedIn – https://uk.linkedin.com/in/elainehook
I also write a blog: Mrs. Teacups Blog – http://averyenglishmrsteacup.blogspot.co.uk/
“You are spot on, Elaine. The triggers and difficulty in being able to completely recover, because there’s always something unexpected, just round the corner or on the TV, that puts you right back there, and brings the memory and trauma back to the surface. You can’t just switch that off…much as I’m sure we’d love to. Well Done Elaine for being so brave and putting yourself out there to raise awareness and stand up against abuse. I know it can’t be easy.” Anonymous message on Mrs. Teacup’s Blog
HMP New Hall Prison Writing Workshops
With writing colleagues, I help run inspirational moving and therapeutic writing workshops high-security women’s prison HMP New Hall working with some talented writers.
“Thank you for giving up your time to help me get stuff out of my head and write.” Member of HMP New Hall Women’s Prison Writing Group
I am a textile artist working in mixed media with recycled and upcycled fabrics and resources together with my grandmother’s antique beads. My work represents My Life Journey of Perpetual Movement traveling the world and experiencing domestic abuse more than 20 years ago.
Please take a look at samples of my textile work on the Gallery page of my website here: https://www.elainehookeducationconsultancy.com/gallery/
“You are an inspiration.” Professional Textile Artist, Tutor & Mentor
I write interesting and engaging and quirky fun content for websites; commissions welcome. Please feel free to get in touch via my contact page or feel free to send an email.
Here is a sample of my work: http://www.skoulikasbedford.co.uk
Booked on Friday Book Club
I mentor, guide and oversee the interesting collection of readers of my book club in Hebden Bridge on a Friday from 3.30-4.30pm, please email me if you would like to join us, you would be very welcome.
“Elaine is a good listener and story teller and a very empathetic person.” Book Club Member
I am an energetic and lively member of the Hebden Writers group meeting in Hebden Bridge every other Monday from 7.30-9.00pm, please email me if you would like to join us and put pen to paper and write some interesting words.
National Association of Writers Groups (NAWG)
I am also a member of the National Association of Writers Groups (NAWG) who offers support, guidance, competitions and writing retreats to writers and authors of all levels and experience. You can find out more about them here: http://www.nawg.co.uk/
“I first met Elaine at NAWG where I was a writing tutor and I was immediately impressed with Elaine’s generosity of spirit and just how full of ideas she was.” TV Script Writer, Writing Tutor & Mentor
I am also an active member of Wentworth Writing Retreat.