“Change The World One Book At A Time”

Fantasy & Sci-Fi writer,

E.E. Rawls

Welcome to my corner of the world, dear reader. 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 will transport you into worlds of wonder and conflict, where dragons can talk, elves have attitude, and characters struggle to overcome the darkness within.

Current Novel In Progress:

Strayborn, Book 1 of the Fantasy/Sci-fi series V.Chronicles. If you like different races, dragons, ancient legends, a tale of friendship, tragedy and redemption, then keep an eye out for this publishing debut!

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Happy reading!

“Genres are not boundaries, but merely guidelines. I take the unconventional approach to storytelling.” 😉
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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; the young her needed something consistent in life, something that wouldn’t disappear, and that thing became books. A whole other world was opened, a world that wouldn’t disappear when her family moved. A special place with characters she could revisit again and again.

The first hefty 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 even video games, continued her appreciation for complex imaginary worlds and peoples. And so her writing journey began.

Her writing is heavily influenced by 6 years spent growing up in Italy and traveling through European countries. Much of the scenery and descriptions she uses reflect her experiences and the simple yet appealing lifestyle of everyday life there. From magnificent fairy tale castles, and mysterious tucked-away ruins in the mountains long forgotten by time, and the quiet secluded spots around Medieval towns—all of it has served to fuel her imagination, and dream up new stories and legends of her own.

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This journey also grew her love for the Bible, as she studied it 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.

“A dreamer and artist since I could first hold a pencil in my hand, it is God who makes me able.” —E. E. Rawls

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36 thoughts on ““Change The World One Book At A Time”

  1. E., I thought you might be more likely to get my reply to your question here! You asked what font size I ended up using in my print formatting. I used size 10, Palatino Linotye. I think it looks nice and is a good size for me. I have good eye sight (12 years after LASIK, still doing pretty good!), but not great. My book is 5.25″ x 8″; it is 346 pages altogether. I have a 0.63″ gutter; 0.76″ top margin; 0.68″ bottom margin; 0.22″ inside margin; 0.52″ outside margin with ‘mirrored margins’ (which one should do for book compilation).

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      • I hope they work for you! I just spent the entire evening trying to format for Smashwords. For some reason it seems much more complicated than Amazon and CreateSpace. haha I doubt it is, but I wish they were all standard. C’est la vie!

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        • Smashwords, yes 😄 the formatting is quite a pain as I learned with Bleeding Heart. The reason is Smashwords turns the ebook into many different types/formats of files, not just an epub file like Amazon and Createspace does. But it’s also the reason your ebook can reach online stores and places around the world 🙂 At least, that’s my understanding of it so far.

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  2. Very interesting site. Good to have found you. Thank you for following my blog. It’s doing some odd things now and will always be a mishmash, but I hope you visit often and always feel welcomed.

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  3. Wow! I only learned just now that you have this book! I’m adding it on my GR to-read list and once I fix my credit card acct, I’m swiping it to get a purchase. Will you be publishing another book soon? 😀

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    • Thank you so much, Trisha!!! *virtual hug* Bleeding Heart is a collection of all of the poems, riddles, and little stories I wrote since college. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂 And yes, I will be publishing a YA Fantasy novel (hopefully next year) series title “V. Chronicles.” I’m editing it right now, and it’s a looot of work. 🙂

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      • Wow! I’m a big YA junkie. I’ll add it to my anticipated reads for next year then. I don’t know the exact picture how difficult it is to finish a book but I can imagine it’s soooooo hard! Good luck!

        Always,
        One of your fans 😀

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        • I will work my hardest to make it a worthy book! It really is a looooot of work, but hopefully will be well worth it in the end. 🙂 Your encouragment helps. Thank you so much for adding it to your tbr list!
          You are the best fan 😀 *virtual hug*

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    • Nice to meet you, Janice! Likewise, thank you for being an English teacher and teaching the importance of literature to our young people. Congrats on publishing your first book! I took a look at your blog, very informative and helpful for writers.
      Thanks for dropping by! Come back anytime. 🙂

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