About Me








T. L. Criswell / Author and Poet

Gifted and phenomenal, T.L. CRISWELL’s creative writing style gives life to her belief that what you put out into the universe determine your destiny.   She is very passionate about living a happy and well-balanced life, which is reflective in her writings, often described as authentic, witty, humorous, and poignant. With an inspired desire for self-expression, Criswell is a spiritual person, as well as a freethinker who has been writing poetry and short stories since she was a young girl.

Acknowledging her ability to write reality-based themes, she captures the struggles of everyday people and is able to reach and touch the lives of so many.

“THE PEACEMAKER,” her debut novel inspired from her phenomenal poem ‘Stolen Opportunities,’ which she self published in 2008, is a remarkable display of her passion and dedication to the well-being of children, humbly expressed through her gifted writings and poetry.

“Peace on That: The Peacemaker II”her sophomore novel was released September 2015 and it opened to strong reviews.

“A historically detailed, emotionally rich story of three generations of men dealing with and sometimes evading their duties to one another.”          ~Kirkus Reviews~

“T.L. Criswell has given us the full throttle of story telling and has taken readers on a ride of generational honor, dishonor, pride and loyalty.”        ~Vnae Amazon Reviewer~

Other works include: Several essays, poems and two short stories.

A native of Inkster, Michigan, born April 28, 1970, Criswell enjoys the support of her loving husband, and her children  where they currently reside in the Detroit Metropolitian area.