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Lawrence D. Elliott

Author's Bio

I wrote my first creative words in the sixth grade when my teacher gave me an assignment. I even made an attempt to create a rudimentary “book,” filled with “illustrations.” Actually, they were the most pathetic looking stick figures you’d ever see. Heading into junior high school, it was my reading development teacher who not only helped me improve my reading, but she also allowed me to cultivate my writing skills as she gently guided me to discover I was blessed with a great ability. I was hooked on writing ever since. Currently, I reside in Bensheim, Germany where I'm working on my first novel and outlining two more!

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies:
Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrating People Who Make a Difference: The Headlines You'll Never Read (Health Communications Inc., 2008), A Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas (Health Communications Inc., 2007), Chicken Soup for the Soul in Menopause: Living and Laughing through Hot Flashes and Hormones (Health Communications Inc., 2007), Letters to My Mother: Tributes to the Women Who Give Us Life--and Love (Adams Media, 2007), Teacher Miracles: Inspirational True Stories from the Classroom (Adams Media, 2007), Chicken Soup for the Soul Healthy Living Series: Arthritis (Health Communications Inc., 2006)

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Shining by Stephen King, The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, Loose That Man and Let Him Go! by T. D. Jakes
Favorite Books:
The Pearl by John Steinbeck, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, Brothers in Arms by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, It's Not Over Until You Win! by Les Brown, How To Succeed in Business Without Being White by Earl G. Graves, Get Anyone to Do Anything by David J. Lieberman, Million Dollar Networking by Andrea Nierenberg, Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Favorite Authors:
John Steinbeck, Lawrence Saunders, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Les Brown, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen,

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Listing last updated: April 27, 2012

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
No
Identifies as:
African American
Prefers to work with:
Adults, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
San Diego, CA
Raised in:
San Diego, CA

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