Bestseller Status!

In June 2016 Bird's Eye View reached bestseller status! It was listed on the Top Ten Canadian Fiction Bestsellers Across Canada, in the Toronto Star newspaper. See the list here: Canadian Bestsellers.



"I had to force myself to read only one chapter at a time because I did not want the story to end!" 

Click here: Reader Reviews on Amazon.



I’d love to help you with a news story, take part in an interview, or Skype with your service club or book club.

Please find on the bottom right-hand side of this page the following items, available for download:

1. Bird's Eye View Press Release

2. Bird's Eye View Cover Image

3. Bird's Eye View Specs and Synopsis

4. Suggested Interview Topics for Media

5. Contact Information

6. Author Photo

7. Author Biography


Media Coverage

Kobo Best Canadian Books of All Time

(June 2018)

Wildwood Review, Edmonton Prime Times

(June 2018)

Wildwood Review, Red Deer Advocate

(June 2018)

Wildwood Review in Publishers Weekly

(May 2018)

My first podcast, with MileHI Radio in Denver, Colorado 

(May 2018)

Kootenay Books Interview, Cranbrook

(April 2017)

Shaw Cable TV Interview, Cranbrook

(November 2016)

Shaw Cable TV Interview, Nanaimo

(September 2016)

Bestseller List, Toronto Star

(June 3, 2016)

Five-Star Review, Smorgasbord

(May 2, 2016)

Book Review, Cochrane Eagle

(April 2016)

First the Writing, Then the Marketing

(Kootenay Business Magazine, November 2015)

News Article, Nanaimo News Bulletin

(July 21, 2015)

CBC Radio Interview

(Radio West, CBC British Columbia, March 2015)

TV Interview with Shaw Cable

(Shaw Community TV, Cranbrook, November 2014)

Journalist turned novelist sells out first printing

(Penticton Western News, Nov. 26, 2014)

University of Manitoba UMFM Radio

(Click to hear Podcast Interview, Nov. 23, 2014)

Aerial photos inspire wartime novel

(Rocky Mountain Outlook, Nov. 6, 2014)

Elinor Florence to present wartime novel

(Red Deer Express, Nov. 5, 2014)

New Wartime Novel Takes Flight

(East Kootenay News Online Website)

New Wartime Novel Bird's Eye View

(Kootenay Advertiser)

BC Lit marks double anniversary

(BC Booklook)

Searching for Eileen Scott

(Leighton Buzzard Observer, UK)

Canada's wartime contribution recalled

(Terrace Standard, BC)

Book brings journalist back to Battlefords

(Battlefords News-Optimist, SK)

Local author pens World War II novel

(Columbia Valley Pioneer, BC)


Guest Blog Posts/Interviews

12 Book Event Marketing Tips

(Allyson Latta's Writing Website, July 2017)

Author Interview on Mystery Mondays

(With Mystery Author Kristina Stanley, January 2016)

Tips for Interviewing Seniors

(Allyson Latta's Writing Website, November 2015)

Review of Bird's Eye View

(Beth's Book-Nook Blog, September 2, 2015)

Review of Bird's Eye View

(Historical Fiction Addicts, June 16, 2015)

12 Dos and Don'ts of Book Marketing

(Allyson Latta's Writing Website, April 29, 2015)

Review of Bird's Eye View

(Thoughts From an Evil Overlord, April 3, 2015)

The Canadian Connection

(Author Christie Lowrance, March 30, 2015)

Author Interview and Book Giveaway

(Unusual Historicals, March 22, 2015)

Interview With My Publisher

(Dundurn Press, Dec. 15, 2014)

Aerial Photo Interpretation

(Author Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail, Nov. 11, 2014)

Author Interview and Book Giveaway

(Chronically Vintage, Nov. 10, 2014)

WW2 Air Force Uniforms for Women

(The Vintage Inn, November 8, 2014)

British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Changed Canada

(Lowfell Writers Place, Nov. 8, 2014)

Mail Was a Lifeline to the Home Front

(Rite While U Can, November 7, 2014)

Five-Star Review and Author Interview

(The Book Babe, November 6, 2014)

Facebook for Writers

(Allyson Latta's Writing Website, April 22, 2014)

             BESTSELLER LIST

In 2016 the Globe & Mail national newspaper listed Bird's Eye View among the Top Ten Canadian Fiction Bestsellers.




  • To order Elinor's new novel, click: Order Wildwood Now.

  •  To book Elinor for a speaking engagement,  click: Contact.

  • To see a list of Book Club Discussion Questions, click Events.        

  • For an up-to-date list of book appearances, click: Events.

  • To read an excerpt of her wartime novel, click: Bird's Eye View.

  • To order an ebook version of Bird's Eye View, click: Bird's Eye View Ebook. You can also buy an ebook from iBooks, Kobo or Kindle. The novel is also available as an Audiobook from Audible or iTunes.

  • To order a copy of Elinor's non-fiction book of interviews with veterans: My Favourite Veterans.



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