A Cafe Review of McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited and “Flute of the Dead” News

In case you missed it, my latest book review is up at The Confabulator Cafe, featuring Cormac McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited: a Novel in Dramatic Form, and experimental scripting of a discussion between White, an atheist professor, and Black, a devout ex-con. You can find my review here: http://www.confabulatorcafe.com/2013/12/cormac-mccarthys-sunset-limited-book-review/

The latest issue of Bete Noire, containing my story “Flute of the Dead” is now available on Amazon. Check it out here: Bete Noire Issue #13

Thanks for reading. There are plans for a Lawrence NaNoWriMo next month. I’m planning on using it to finish the first draft of Heaven’s Edge before the spring semester begins. It looks like I will have a lot of work waiting for me when I graduate in July. Three novels and a host of short stories.

Thanks for reading,


NaNoWriMo November

It’s November and National Novel Writing Month is upon us once again. This year, my project is a novella based on my short story “Mama’s Little Boy.” I have high hopes this this book. The short story itself had received good feedback and I actually had to withdraw it from a anthology’s short list in order to expand it. It’s a minor risk of sacrificing one short story publication for a chance at something a bit grander, but I think it will pay off in the end. The story will hopefully become something more powerful than the original inspiration.

I will be blogging weekly at The Confabulator Cafe about how the novel is going, so I invite you to stop by and keep up with me and the rest of the Confabulators.

Week 1’s blog can be found here: http://www.confabulatorcafe.com/2013/11/attack-nano-machines/

Week 2 can be found here: http://www.confabulatorcafe.com/2013/11/nanowrimo-week-2-keep-rolling/

The next installment will be up next Monday. I am also planning on talking to a local reporter some time this week, so there may be something on that front, as well.

As usual, it is a busy November as the day job, National Novel Writing Month, and graduate school are all coming to a head at the same time, but it is a month I always look forward to.

There should also be news very shortly about “Flute of the Dead,” which will be appearing in issue #13 of Bete Noire Magazine any day now.

As always, thanks for reading.