Posted by: Lawrence D. Elliott | April 3, 2009

Author Lawrence D. Elliott Contributes to the Much Anticipated Book My Dad Is My Hero



Author Lawrence D. Elliott has added another proud chapter to his writing career by contributing to the much anticipated book My Dad Is My Hero: Tributes to the Men Who Gave Us Life, Love, and Driving Lessons. Published by Adams Media and edited by Susan Reynolds, this wonderful book is a collection of stories from 50 talented authors honoring the everyday heroes in our lives—fathers. This is the third book from Adams Media Lawrence has worked on.


“Well, I’ve Had A Plenty” is the story of his late grandfather, L Hawthorne, who died in 1992. It depicts how important he was to Lawrence, especially after his father abandoned the family early in his life.


But there was something special about his grandfather that Lawrence learned of as a teenager. Born in 1922 in the segregated south, it was the symbol of our country’s dark past of racial discrimination he carried virtually his entire life.


“He was never bitter,” Lawrence says. “He lived a wonderful life and was the symbol of strength, love, and manhood. He went out of his way to help others until he left this Earth.”


“Although the story was rejected,” Lawrence continues, “I was determined to have it told. I am so grateful to be associated with such a group of writers and to Ms. Reynolds and the folks at Adams Media for allowing me the opportunity to share my grandfather’s story with the world.”


This is not the first time Lawrence has shared stories of his family. In March of 2007, he published a tribute to his mother titled “Thank God for the Sandwiches” in the heartwarming book Letters to My Mother: Tributes to the Women Who Give Us Life—and Love. That same year, he contributed his story “God, I’m Shvitzing!” to Chicken Soup for the Soul in Menopause: Living and Laughing through Hot Flashes and Hormones.


All of Lawrence’s book can be purchased by visiting his web site at:


Lawrence has enjoyed writing for many years and has written articles on everything from real estate to family issues. In addition to being an accomplished author, he has been an active Realtor® since 1989.


Lawrence is available for interviews and book signings. If you would like to speak with him regarding his published work or real estate, you can call him direct at 909-923-5491 or send him an email.


Lawrence D. Elliott is an author and has been an active Realtor® since 1989. His stories have appeared in many popular books, including several in the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He lives in Ontario, California with his wife Lisa and their dog Lacie. He can be contacted through his main web site at



  1. I loved your writings and I heard your voice. You are very gifted. I was looking for Cheryl and I just read the information concerning Etta Jean. So we will continue a prayer warriors. Keep in touch cuz. Uncle L looked great and so did you in Germany. Hugs to Lisa. Love you cuz.

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