For readers of Educated and Wild, comes a stunning new memoir about love, belonging, and family in a life littered with adversity.
Lissie has always believed her life would one day be filled with peace and love. It is a leap of faith for a girl conceived in the broom closet of a mental hospital, forced to endure unfathomable abuse from the adults meant to protect her until she is ‘rescued’ by the FBI and tossed into foster care.
But despite it all, nothing can dim the fire of the humorous and ever-determined Lissie. Not her tangle of poor choices as a runaway teen. Not her unplanned pregnancy or the abusive, shotgun marriage she is forced into. Not the murder of a fiancé she so desperately loves.
But one must wonder, does the universe really allow for happily-ever-afters? Will Lissie ever get the chance to become the person she was meant to be?
Far from the ‘misery-lit’ that has flooded bookshelves in recent years, this creative non-fiction tale is an unforgettable true story about hope, strength, and the courage to know that your past does not define you, from award-winning author, Elise Crawford.
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.
Elise is currently working on several writing projects; a series of children’s books, two ghostwriting projects, and a third book, With Only A Horse, a truth is stranger than fiction novel, based on true events, embellished with a fictitious flair.
Elise is a native of Washington; she and her husband Roberto reside in Woodinville Washington. Their CEDAR-AL business continues to flourish and prosper. Elise has two grown children; a son, Dale,and a daughter, Lexi.