From 2006 to 2021, Elliott worked part-time as a freelance writer and photographer. Her articles and photos appeared in the following publications:

  • Blue Ridge Country Exploring the Mountains of the South (magazine and website)
  • Blue Ridge Country Exploring the Mountains of the South: Travel Guide and Farmer’s Almanac
  • Bella: The Regional Magazine For Women
  • Blue Ridge Business Journal
  • New River Valley Magazine
  • Floyd Virginia Magazine
  • The Enterprise
  • The Floyd Beacon
  • The Floyd Press 
  • Amarillo Globe-News
  • Amarillo College English Department, Freelancer 2005 and 2006
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains cover

In 2008, her book was published. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains tells captivating and intriguing stories of Virginia history, culture, traditions, and everyday living common to all mountain families between 1700 and 1900.