Author Interview - Elora Canne


Elora Canne has written two children’s books but more recently, she has written her memoir under the pen name of Elora Canne. As a retired Childcare Educator of 20+ years, having so much free time was just what she needed to put pen to paper. Her memoir spans a period of roughly 10 years, including her inward and outward travels as a midlife gap year helped her handle her internal struggles and re-ignite her decades-long marriage.


Genre: Memoir, Travel, Self-Help




Q1: What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?

EN ROUTE: The Best is Yet To Be

It was inspired by the sudden realization that I no longer needed to live a life that pleased others. I have a voice, an opinion and am not afraid to use it.


Q2: What is a significant way your book has changed since the first draft? 

It started out as a travel memoir and evolved into a self-help, inner-strength, unravelling of people-pleasing, and finding voice.


Q3: What authors, or books have influenced you?

Martha Beck: Expecting Adam, The Way of Integrity

Michelle Obama: Becoming

Gretchen Rubin: The Happiness Project

Q4: What is your schedule like when you’re writing a book?

I’m an early bird, it’s when I do my best work. But I’m also a spontaneous note scribbler when inspiration hits.


Q5: What advice would you give to a writer working on their first book?

Just write everything down. Don’t stop.


Q6: What is the best writing advice you have ever heard?

Write for yourself. I know they say write to your audience, but I feel memoir falls into a different set of writing rules.


Q7: How do you celebrate when you finish your book? 

I take a long walk in nature to clear my head of self-doubt.


Q8: What do you think is the best way to improve writing skills?

Courses and tons of research plus reading books from the experts.


Q9: What are you working on now?

A based-on-truth children’s book about the perils and joys of becoming a Nana.


Q10: What are you currently reading?

A Promised Land, by Barack Obama. Lots of politics but I just love his perspective on life, his gentle humour and his relationship with Michelle and his daughters. I read Michelle’s Becoming and wanted to read his telling of the same period in their lives.

Find out more about Elora Canne by following the links below:

Amazon Author Page

More about EN ROUTE: The Best is Yet to Be

“Putting voice to your thoughts and opinions takes a lot of courage.

For me at least.

When I caught a glimpse of my path unraveling before me into a life I did not want to lead, I knew I had to do something about it.

I had to kill the inherent people-pleaser inside of me.”

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