R.T. Lawton is a retired federal agent and past member of the Mystery Writers of America Board of Directors. He has over 100 published short stories of which one third of these have been published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. Other stories have appeared in the 2013 Mystery Writers of America anthology (The Mystery Box), the West Coast Crime Wave e-anthology, And All Our Yesterdays anthology, Who Died in Here? anthology, Easyriders magazine, Outlaw Biker magazine, plus 10 mini-mysteries in Woman's World magazine.
Many of his story characters and plots come from the street criminals he worked on and their ongoing con games.