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Elise R. Crawford

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Detroit , The United States
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E. R. Crawford, aka Elise Crawford, was born on a cold and wet November day in the Motor City and moved with her mother and younger sister to Seattle in 1968.
Although not formally educated as a writer, Elise has been telling stories since she was eight years old. She holds several Associate of Arts degrees; one in Liberal Arts, two in Social Sciences, and one Technical.
When not writing, Elise loves to crochet. She recently taught herself the skill and has made hats, animals, a cloak for Lexi, and a few blankets. She also loves a good search-a-word puzzle and reading a nail-biting mystery.
A Promise Kept was Elise’s first published book, her partial memoir, for which she won a gold medal for Readers Favorite in 2010.
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A First Judge’s Review

Judge, 28th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Entry Title: WILDFLOWER A Survival Story
Author: E. R. Crawford

Books are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “needs improvement” and 5 meaning “outstanding”.

● Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar, Production Quality and Cover Design: 5
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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

“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

“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 10: by Gianna

Gianna Thomas Hi, Elise,

My apologies for being late with this. It's been an extremely busy year.

Thank you for becoming my friend. I write Regency romance including Pride and Prejudice variations.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Gianna Thomas


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!)
Stan
http://www.amazon.com/Marvin-Clark-Se...


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

http://www.edrambeau.com


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,
Sanaz



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.
~E


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