Lawrence is the bestselling author of 17 books, including the 13th Annual USA Best Book Awards Winner, the 5th Annual Beverly Hills Book Award Winner, two ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award finalists, five USA Book News Best Books Award finalists, three Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalists, two Beverly Hills Book Awards finalists, and an eLit Book Awards Bronze prize. His work has also been included in other author's books (e.g., Ask an Expert, Fighter's Fact Book 2, Wicked Wisdom, Campfire Tales from Hell). A paid book reviewer for ForeWord magazine and Clarion Reviews, he consults with other authors from time to time to help assure realism in their novels.
A founding technical consultant to the Institute of Traditional Martial Arts at the University of New Mexico, his articles have appeared in prestigious publications such as International Ryukyu Karate-jutsu Research Society Journal, Fighting Arts, Traditional Karate, Clarion Reviews, Gospel Martial Arts Union, Jissen, Conflict Research Group International (CRGI), and ForeWord Magazine. An internationally renowned martial arts and judicious use-of-force expert, Lawrence has been interviewed by Le Matin Newspaper (Switzerland), Practical Taekwondo Magazine (United Kingdom), Traditional Karate Magazine (United Kingdom), and Police Magazine (United States), among other publications.
Since 1970 Lawrence has studied and taught traditional Asian martial arts, medieval European combat, and modern close-quarter weapon techniques. Working stadium security part-time for more than 25 years he has been involved in hundreds of violent altercations, but got paid to watch football. To cover the bills, he develops strategies for an aerospace company where he gets to play with billions of dollars of other people's money and make really important decisions.
Lawrence can be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.