Come come, whoever you are
Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving
It doesn’t matter
Ours is not a caravan of despair.

A diverse career and an adventurous spirit have taken Elaine Harvey to remote regions of the world.  She has lived on five continents and worked on four. Working as a nurse in a Cambodian refugee camp led to writing her first book: Encounters on the Front Line.


Elaine’s second memoir, A Time of Light and Shadow: Crisis Work & Solo Travels in Asia & Africa, explores the quests of a young woman, working in dire environments, chasing adventure, and seeking connection in unlikely places. In India, half a lifetime later, she reflects on love and loss, longing and belonging, and finding her home in the world. Elaine presently lives in Victoria on the west coast of Canada.