Elaine Jordan was born on a large dairy farm in Suring,Wisconsin, on February 1st 1941. She was stricken with crippling juvenile Arthritis at age nine and began to write when she was only 12, She earned degrees in Commercial Art. Journalism and Photography, then traveled. While raising her two girls, Kelli and Karen, she earned a living as a journalist for the Joliet, Illinois-based Herald News and announced news for a local FM radio station. In 1978, she went back to college to get her Associate Arts and Science Degree. In 1979, she packed up the kids and the cats and in the middle of a blizzard, moved to an Island off the coast of Southwest Florida.
At Pine Island, she worked for the Pine Island Eagle newspaper for three years and was them promoted to editor. She wrote two history books, Pine Island, The Forgotten Island, and Tales of Pine Island, as well as a cookbook,1001 Nights Of Seafood Delights. She also adopted her one-year old,first grand-child Jennifer.
In 1985, Ms.Jordan suffered a serious head injury in an accident, which forced her retirement as editor. She also lost her writing ability for three years. In 1988, hoping that maybe a change of locale would help, the Jordans moved to LaGrange, Georgia, for a year before moving to Ellijay, the "the Apple Capitol of Georgia up in the mountains of Northwest Georgia.
Since her writing skills came back, Ms. Jordan has written White Path... "A Cherokee Chief", Talking Rock, The Biggest Little Community in Georgia, and Indian Trail Trees. She also wrote a weekly column, "Reflections," for the Pickens County Progress Newspaper as well as occasional articles for magazines. Inspired by the mountains around her the author continued to write books and lived happily in the house she designed herself.
In 2009 Ms.Jordan passed away in Ellijay Georgia. Leaving behind her three daughters that have continued on with Ms.Jordans books and sharing with the world about what an amazing life Ms.Jordan lived.