Fantasy & Adventure writer E. E. Rawls
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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 was an Elf, and a writer nerd who loves to transport readers into worlds of wonder and conflict, war and friendship, mystery and fantasy, where dragons can talk, elves have attitude, and characters struggle to overcome their inner turmoil.
Here are a few of the things you will find on this “life of a writer” blog:
- #Weeklysmile: life shenanigans
- Short Stories & Poems
- Travels & Legends
- Writing Progress: Behind The Scenes of my books and characters
- Book Reviews, Guests, & Spotlights
- #FishingForAnswers: where we vote on polls and discuss the answer to that Friday’s question in the comments. You are welcome to join in!
Current Novel In Progress:
V. Chronicles, Book 1, an Epic Fantasy, YA series. If you like elves, dragons and fairies, ancient legends, strong bonds, determination and unforgettable characters, then this is a read you won’t want to miss! Follow Rawls’s progress here on the blog, and via her author newsletter.
Also check out Madnes Solver, a Steampunk Fantasy series right here on the blog, every Tuesday late night!
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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; 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.
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