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Elise Crawford

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Detroit , The United States


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July 2009

Elise Crawford was born on a cold and wet November day in the Motor City the year U. S. troops were sent to prevent the South Vietnamese government from collapsing, during election week the year the Voting Rights Act was signed into congress, the year Kellogg’s introduced Pop Tarts, and the year that the first close up photographs of Mars were taken. Elise moved with her mother and younger sister, Jenny, to Seattle in 1968.

Although not formally educated as a writer, Elise has been writing creative fiction since she was eight years old. Elise holds several Associate of Arts degrees; one in Liberal Arts, two in Social Sciences, and one Technical. Throughout her college education she maintained her membership with the Phi Theta Kappa honor so

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The summer before Junior high was the worst year of my life, when our snow globe illusion shattered into a million pieces.
I was awaken by the smell of bacon wafting in from the kitchen. I stumbled into the kitchen to see what was going on. Mommy was in her robe and slippers sta... Read more of this blog post »
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Excerpts from A Promise Kept Second Edition (Nonfiction)
3 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:27PM
Description: I incorporated the second chapter of my first edition into the first chapter of my second edition at the point where the excerpt ends. The tragedy continues to unfold in the second chapter of the second edition.
Spiritual Intervention (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 12, 2014 04:00PM
Description: I've incorporated this short story into the last chapter of the second edition of my book. It is the first short story I wrote prior to the writing of this book. It is a story about an angelic gift in the form of a little kitten that cheats death and brings hope to a grieving family.
First Article (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 13, 2009 06:56PM
Description: Article Posted in HeraldNet Sept. 13, 2009
The Impossible Dream (Biographies & Memoirs)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 26, 2009 02:11PM
Description: an article that I wrote and then was published in More magazine August 2009.
Press Release of A Promise Kept (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 14, 2009 04:33PM
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POWER VS. FORCE by David R. Hawkins
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read in March, 2012
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If you like a deep thinking read with a combination of logic, philosophy, and theology, and you are open minded, this is the book for you. I really enjoyed it.
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" Kudos and hats off to this famous author and story teller who runs a free 'Story Club' from his
website www.FloydTheDog.com for the benfit of animal ch
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Dan Delion's Secret by Shelley Awad
Dan Delion's Secret
by Shelley Awad
recommended for: all ages
read in November, 2009
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Dan Delion’s Secret from The Greenhouse Kids Adventures by Shelley Awad takes the reader on a delightful quantum leap back to the days when a child’s imagination branched out like ivy. Awad’s writing skills capture the attention of children and adult ...more
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Just North of Luck by Susan  Whitfield
Just North of Luck
by Susan Whitfield (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2009
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Just North of Luck by Susan Whitfield grabs you by the scruff of the neck and takes you on a harrowing ride from the very beginning. Whitfield’s excellent writing skills transport you into a hellish movie from which you cannot close your eyes, even t ...more
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“anything worth having is worth working for”
Elise Crawford, A Promise Kept: The Story of One Widowed Bride's Journey Through Grief

“You can let the life and the family you were born into dictate the definition of your very being, regardless of what you do or do not have, or, with grit, self-sufficiency and self-reliance, you can rise above your circumstances, charter your own course and change your life, all the while empowering others to do the same. -Elise Crawford”
Elise Crawford

“anything worth having is worth working for”
Elise Crawford, A Promise Kept: The Story of One Widowed Bride's Journey Through Grief

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“Events may be horrible or inescapable. Men have always a choice - if not whether, then how, they may endure.”
Lois McMaster Bujold, The Curse of Chalion

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
William W. Purkey

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
Albert Einstein

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message 9: by Stan

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Elise. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)

message 8: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Elise. You seem like an interesting person, as well as an accomplished author, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled: FORBIDDEN STEPS.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed


message 7: by Elise

Elise Crawford Kudos and hats off to this famous author and story teller who runs a free 'Story Club' from his
website www.FloydTheDog.com for the benfit of animal charities. Visit him there and join in. It does not cost a thing, is totally safe, carries no advertising, makes no appeals. And most importantly it helps animals. OOOO, Elise

message 6: by Beth

Beth Hi Elise,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads author!

message 5: by ZooDoc (last edited Aug 25, 2009 06:09PM)

ZooDoc Hi Elise! You and I have a lot in common. I lost a daughter in 1998 to AIDS, and then her mother was murdered by an estranged boyfriend a year later. I know writing your memoir was extremely painful and yet therapeutic. Sharing your experience helps others see that love and joy transcend the pain. May you find peace in "the God of all comfort." (2 Corinthians 1:3-7) ZD

message 4: by Sanaz

Sanaz Hi Elise,

Thanks for the friend request,Nice to meet you!

Good Luck,

message 3: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Many thanks, Elise. You are a very nice friend. I wish you everything wonderful and good. Take care.

message 2: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Hello Elise,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend. Good fortune on your book. I wish you all the best.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: Happy & Brainy Group, To the Glory of Man, Reason Reigns, and Goodreads Tea Party (please see the poll). Have a wonderful week. Warmest regards.

message 1: by Elyse

Elyse Oh what a lovely find, to see you here as well. Thank you for the invite.

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