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I’m Elise E. Rawls, a thinker who ponders why a raven is like a writing desk, a Tolkien fan who wishes she were an Elf but is more like a Hobbit, and an adventurer who loves waffles.
My current Novel-In-Progress is:
Strayborn, Book #1 of a new Fantasy series filled with adventure, monsters and mystery. Keep an eye out for this publishing debut, coming soon 2019!
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Every writer has a background:
E.E. Rawls was raised in a traveling lifestyle where “home” moved frequently to new places. Experiencing other countries and cultures made the hardships worthwhile and gave her a broader view of the world, and it was this way of life that grew in her a special love for books. With each move friends and familiar surroundings were lost, but books and characters could travel with her.
The first hefty fantasy series Rawls read was The Lord of the Rings. She was hooked, and became an avid reader and writer of fantasy. Narnia, the Redwall series, and video games continued her appreciation for complex imaginary worlds and peoples. And it wasn’t long before her writing journey began!
Much of her writing is influenced by 6 years spent growing up in Italy and traveling through Europe. Much of the scenery and descriptions she writes reflect her experiences there. From magnificent castles, to mysterious tucked-away ruins in mountains long forgotten by time, to exploring the forests of the Alps and walking the cobblestone paths of Victorian towns—all of these adventures have fueled her imagination to dream up stories and legends of her own.
This also grew her love for the Bible, as she studied its pages for herself. God has guided her every step of the way along this path called life. All the credit goes to Him, for without His help and encouragement she could do nothing.
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~A dreamer and artist since I could first hold a pencil in my hand, it is God who makes me able.
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