Elaine Denald-Stewart


The journey of writing has taken me down a long melancholy path. My love of words began with poetry, that had been
infused at school.
I continued my love of words, in my evening armchair reading travelogue. At home, I happily read the children’s stories in the Encyclopedia Britannica. Soon, I was loving literature and history too, while dreaming of the faraway countries and towns that I had been transported to, in my reading world.
Born and raised in Jamaica, I lived in a gentle rural hill town among hospitable folks, who were steadily eking out a living from nature and the sea. I mostly observed the art of purposeful living. The subtle nuances inspired me as I pondered on the people and things happening around me, all embraced by nature.
It was from these moments, and dreams of faraway places, brought home from reading, that my young writing beginnings were born. Although halting and brief then, the stirrings to write never escaped my creative mind and sought to express themselves in musings that borrows from the imagery and nuance of my island home. But at age twelve my teachers denied my creative abilities. Said they were too good to be mine.
Traumatized, I wrote only in silence, a silence that lasted decades.
Through countless years, much of my writing found themselves put away in the proverbial shoe box. But now words come boldly with haste and form, and somehow find themselves in effortless repose, upon unveiled pages. The time has come to set them free from shoe box storage, and upon the path of the publishing journey.
“Time For You To Fly” is my first published book, followed by, “A Christmas Daydream”, and “Remember Who Loved You First”.
Stand by. There is more on the way.
Thanks for coming.


Time For You To Fly
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 40. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Motherhood
Written in Verse, a lyrical description of the universal bond of a mother for her child along the many milestones of life. From first sight to letting go, a mother's love travels with her child. A keepsake edition with a prayer and a promise.
The Great I Am and Place Of Grace
Price: Free! Words: 820. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Great I Am is a passionate and prayerful lyrical poem in which the names of God come alive. Jehovah El Roi is the One who sees and Jehovah Rapha is the One who heals. Place of Grace reminds us of the constant measureless presence of God. Grace is a sacred space. It is found when it is acknowledged. It is a little piece of heaven. Inside its presence we are safe
The Greatest Gift, My Favorite Christmas Things & That Certain Christmas Feeling
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Family / General, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
The Greatest Gift celebrates the traditional Christmas Story and reminds us of The Gift, which is The Christ. My Favorite Christmas Things is a celebrated list that connects the human spirit as we reflect on the true meaning of this holiday. We celebrate the season, the colors, the lights and connecting with our loved ones as we reach into traditions of culture, religion and family.

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Smashwords book reviews by Elaine Denald-Stewart

  • A Gift For Joey on Nov. 29, 2012
    (no rating)
    I enjoyed the story,loved the plot and the message it brought.
  • Word Stew on Dec. 04, 2012

    I liked the meandering quality of the verses somewhat free in style and rhythm.You took me along on each adventure.In a few spots though things flowed less freely.I feel the love in the pieces the spoke love.You have a nack for ending with lines that punch! I like !
  • Why Santa Shared His Soul on Dec. 05, 2012
    (no rating)
    "Give for more than you get" is a very beautiful message!An easy read and an exellent lesson for everyone.
  • Praise on Dec. 12, 2012

    A handy devotional tool.
  • Wise Things (that other people have said) Volume II on Dec. 12, 2012
    (no rating)
    A keeper.
  • Sri Sri. Poetry for Self-Improvement on May 29, 2013

    Beautifully written and designed.