About Lawrence D. Elliott | Amazon #1 Best Selling Author, Contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul

About Lawrence D. Elliott

From special education to author.

Lawrence D. Elliott is an author, Amazon #1 Best Seller, and a contributor to the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. He’s contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning HuffPost. He’s also written his own books and his work has been showcased in several titles from Adams Media, an imprint of Simon and Schuster.

He’s also contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning HuffPost and featured in print, radio, and television media outlets.

He lives a life he never dream could have become a reality. It almost didn’t.

At thirteen, he landed in a special education class. His reading level Walking into that separate bungalow building nearly broke him.

He hated it almost as much as he hated himself.

As his teacher worked with him to improve his reading skills, together, they discovered he could write. At that moment, he knew what he wanted to be. A writer.

But it wasn’t until he had a close call with death that it became possible.

It was a pulmonary embolism. A blood clot in the lungs. Left untreated, it’s fatal. Too often, they go undetected until the autopsy.

This nearly ended his journey.

But Lawrence survived. He had unfinished business. He has more stories to share.

Since this rebirth, he’s published words in some of the most popular publications and books in publishing.

But wait. There’s more to come.

Lawrence has lived in Germany for over six years and still speaks the German language. He currently lives in his native San Diego, California.

His journey continues. Want to come along?

To see a list of Lawrence’s work, click here.

Lawrence is also a member of Toastmasters International.

“It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.”

Whitney M. Young, Jr.