Elizabeth Rawls

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Elizabeth grew up within a traveling lifestyle where “home” moved frequently to new places and environments. However, the countries and cultures she experienced, and the people she met along the way, made the lifestyle’s hardship worthwhile and broadened her view of the world—Influencing and inspiring what would be her future work in writing and art. Now, keeping the past within her memory, she writes and illustrates novels, and dabbles in watercolor painting.

"Since the time I was a child and first learned what stories were, I loved them. But reading wasn't always easy for me in the past. Up until 6th grade I would listen to people telling stories and watch TV because I was too slow a reader for books and couldn't keep up with my peers. That changed when, one day, my 6th grade teacher learned of the trouble I'd been having. She told me: "Don't worry about keeping up with everybody else. No one is the same, and no one can always work at the same pace. You just read at your own pace and at a level of reading that suits you." She gave me a child’s version of the Time Machine book to start with, even though it had nothing to do with what we'd been reading in class, because she knew I loved fantasy and science fiction stories.
She explained I should begin with topics that interested me—not the boring stuff class assigns you—and that I could take as long as needed until I finished the whole book. And so, I took her advice and began my strange, new quest of learning how to read a book from beginning to end. Doing this opened the whole world of books into my life and opened up countless possibilities! There were more and better stories than TV had to offer, and I loved it.
Ever since that day, long ago, I have been reading thick and heavy novels, and now, I am publishing books of my own for other readers—both new and old—to enjoy and come to appreciate the art in story-telling that is the book."

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Bleeding Heart
Price: Free! Words: 13,040. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare
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Do you have moments when you’re feeling down? Lost as to where your life is headed, or if there is any meaning? Struggling with the concept of “faith” and what does it really mean? This collection of faith-based short stories, poems and riddles looks for the truth through life's journey, wonder and trials.

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  • The Frailty of Hope on May 13, 2014

    This is a wonderful book, I am pleasantly surprised. The images you create are beautiful and stay with me; the wording is perfect and flowing, and very thought provoking! I am so glad I downloaded this book.
  • Old Mother Insomnia on May 13, 2014

    This is very sweet, and touches the heart. It is painful losing a loved one, this poem can relate to many people.
  • The Painted Barn on May 13, 2014

    Beautiful wording, sweet poem!
  • I am a Sea of Drops on May 13, 2014

    I loved the imagery in this, and how you compare yourself to a flower plant being sustained by the much needed water which we all need and share together in this world. Without water we would all wither away.
  • Let The Night Pass on May 13, 2014

    Aptly worded poems; they make you think, and encourage not to waste your life away pleasing others mindlessly.
  • Smashwords Book Marketing Guide on May 13, 2014

    This has been very helpful, and given me many great ideas to try out! I will be keeping this book with me for a very long time!
  • Smashwords Style Guide on May 13, 2014

    This really helped a lot, and it is explained in a very easy-to-understand way. Simple and easy step-by-step guide.
  • Rhyme and Reason - Poetry Inspired by Science on May 13, 2014

    I enjoyed much of this. Outer space and science mixed in poetic form is very creative and ingenious! The wording was brilliant.
  • Clash of the Clans: Shinobi 7 Companion Book #1 on Jan. 26, 2015

    This companion book to the Shinobi 7 series is tons of fun and a great read! It didn't even matter that I've yet to read books from the main series because this book is it's own little story. The characters are fun to read about. I love their personalities and the way they interact with one another. Hints of romance here, hints of anger there, hints of tragic events from a distant past...so many things to keep you guessing and wondering, character-wise! My favorite characters have to be Hanran and Luna. Hanran is the naturally-talented and cool guy of the bunch, and I have the feeling there's more to him than meets the eye, some harsh past we've yet to learn about in this book. Luna is a fun-loving kid who plays with life and doesn't seem to have a worry or care in the world. Yet at the same time she is a determined spirit and a real fighter when it comes down to it. She loves her friends and stands up for them. Her interaction with Kuroi is downright hilarious! These were my most favorite, but really all the students of sector 7 are favorites. There's something for everyone to enjoy. The martial arts moves were very well described and I felt like I was there watching the tournament as it played out. I loved the use of combat terminology in scenes. And as a person who loves the ninja genre and asian cultures, I enjoyed the bits of japanese words and asian culture added in! Some of the wording needed a little revising, but honestly the story is great either way. It's full of personality! I'm a person who loves character-driven stories, and it can be difficult to draw me in and make me care about a character. But as you can see,I'm already attached to these characters, and I'm eager to learn what the author has planned next for them. I recommend this book for any young reader who likes ninjas, combat, adventure and asian culture. It'd make a great gift, and fun stocking stuffer for Christmas! (I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.)