I think that when
most writers consider self-description, the first phrase
that comes to mind is ‘jack of all trades.’ Why?
Because it’s always a matter of paying the bills.
Hence, after a childhood and adolescence spent in a middle-class
suburb of Hollywood, Lawrence Elliot graduated California
State University, San Francisco where he majored in – what
else? – Creative Writing. Immediately thereafter,
in the great literary tradition of Jack London, Joseph
Conrad, William Henry Dana and others, he put out to sea
as a merchant seaman on the USS President Hayes and traveled
the world over from Yokohama to Barcelona to San Francisco
and back again.
Always torn between the artist within and the middle-class
citizen needing to earn income, sales became the next choice.
Sales of everything, from junk mail to advertising to real
estate. A bold move took him back to Hong Kong where he became
an editor/writer for a travel magazine. Ultimately, his writing
came to the attention of the biggest PR firm in the world,
and, as luck would have it, he became an International Public
Relations Consultant. During his tenure, he ghostwrote a bi-weekly
financial column, promoted the new subway system and handled
publicity for an enormous conglomerate of what came to be known
as the New Noble House, Hutchison-Whampoa, Ltd.
Six years and a divorce later, he returned to Los Angeles and
became a medical consultant for the most famous hair transplant
surgeon in the world. Imagine that? Nascent author selling
hair transplants to movie stars! A whole lot better than selling
magazine subscriptions or pots and pans door-to-door. What
else? He spent a few years at a really hard job – publicist
for porn stars. Really!
While internationally published as a journalist and public
relations executive, this is his first book. Mistress Allure
calls this both his Masters AND Submissives Thesis.