From special education student to author. Lawrence D. Elliott is a bestselling author and contributor to the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. He’s also contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning HuffPost. His work has been featured in several titles from Adams Media, an imprint of Simon and Schuster. His story seems incredible. He was homeless at eleven years old. At thirteen, he landed in a special education class. He had a reading disability. Walking into a separated bungalow classroom could have broken him. Instead, it made him who he is today. As his special education teacher worked with him to improve his reading skills, they made a surprising discovery. He could write. Seeing the stories he could create lit a spark in him. It was the first time he felt any self-worth. His path was set. His adventure to become a writer was afoot. And what an adventure it would be! In addition to writing, he speaks German, having lived in West Germany and later a unified Germany. He currently lives in his native San Diego.