Lawrence is frequently accused of being a "Renaissance Man" - writer, explorer, scuba diver, astronomer, luthier and musician.

After graduating from The Ohio State University with a BA in English language and literature, with an emphasis on creative writing, Lawrence attended a summer seminar at the Royal College of Music in London where he studied early music and learned to play the lute. His interest in history and archaeology led to another trip to Turkey, where he lived for three months, studying ancient ruins and the history of the area. His interest in astronomy led him to focus on archaeoastronomy, the astronomy of ancient civilizations long before the discovery of the telescope.

He and his wife Tina are world travelers, visiting heritage sites in England, medieval towns in Europe and the Middle East, and ancient ruins in Central America and the Caribbean, where they also acquired their certification in scuba diving, since so many ruins lie under the sea.

When not writing, Lawrence continues to explore his interest in history by performing early music with his medieval music group, the Noyse Merchants, on copies of ancient instruments. He is married with three adult children and five grandchildren.

Memberships and affiliations:
The Cincinnati Observatory — contributing member.
Stonelick Lake Stargazers — a public education outreach program.
American Lute Society
English Lute Society
Projetto Cetra — an Italian organization dedicated to the revival of ancient Italian musical instruments, especially the cetra.
The Cincinnati Art Museum Friends of Ancient Eastern Arts and Friends of Photography.
FotoFocus A Cincinnati Photography Organization and bi-annual event.

The Trilogy

I conceived of the three novels as a series of science-based thrillers, derived from historical events. You may read more about it on the books page.

The Colors of Fire.

The paperback is a large-size, first edition new release.

Of Princes and Kings.

Large-size, first edition new release.

Purchase Flare.

Large-size, first edition new release.