Fantasy & Sci-Fi writer,
Welcome to my corner of the world. Would you like a cappuccino? (Don’t mind the cat fishing… 😉 )
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, and an author who wanders through worlds of fantasy, scifi, and steampunk, where dragons eat cabbage, elves have attitude, and characters struggle to overcome the darkness within!
- Like stargazing
- Oranges taste better in winter
- The library in Beauty And The Beast is my dream library
- I tried out archery after seeing Legolas’s skills in LOTR 😀
- Dreaming of visiting New Zealand and Hobbiton one day
- Skillful at the Vulcan “live long and prosper” sign
- Still waiting for my closet to take me to Narnia
- Both a coffee and tea fan
- Amazing skills at unintentionally killing airplants
- Final Fantasy and Zelda games fan
- I have a Pinterest board dedicated to mushrooms
Current Novel In Progress:
Strayborn, Book #1 of the Fantasy/Sci-fi world V.Chronicles. Keep an eye out for this publishing debut!
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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—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.” —E.E. Rawls