Early in life she developed an interest and dedication to matters of the occult and the paranormal. Along with her professional interest in psychiatry, parapsychology has inspired the subject matter for her creative writing.
Born in England, she lived for many years in Cambridge where she worked as an occupational therapist in remedial psychiatry. Her work was concerned with the rehabilitation of long term patients. Alongside both individual and group counselling and the nurturing of practical living skills, her work involved a variety of creative therapies, such as drama, music and art. This allowed her to develop the use of creative writing as a therapeutic tool in the treatment of mental illness, which in turn gave her the opportunity to explore her own literary skills.
Elenor emigrated from England to New Zealand in 1999. She now lives on the East Coast with her husband and two cats where she continues to write, make music and – more recently – develop an interest in creative photography and digital manipulation.