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B.V. Lawson

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Author, poet, and journalist BV Lawson's award-winning stories, poems and articles have appeared in dozens of national and regional publications and anthologies. A four-time Derringer Award finalist and 2012 winner for her short fiction, BV was also honored by the American Independent Writers and Maryland Writers Association for her Scott Drayco series, with the first book, PLAYED TO DEATH, named a Shamus finalist and Best 2015 Mystery by the Next Generation Indiefab Awards. BV currently lives in Virginia with her husband and enjoys flying above the Chesapeake Bay in a little Cessna. Visit her website and sign up for her newsletter at bvlawson.com. No ticket required.



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“The connections between them were like an atonal composition, no key, no rhythm, no form.”
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“Sailor’s expressions ranged the gamut from A to Blank.”
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“Injustice, large and small, was like sour, moldy bread. Consumed often enough, it brought on hunger for the meat of revenge.”
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message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Bv,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author here!


message 2: by Ilyn (last edited Mar 13, 2009 03:27AM)

Ilyn Ross Hello Bv,

How are you? Thank you for accepting my friend-request and for joining Happy & Brainy. I wish you all the best for 2009 and always.

Please visit the To the Glory of Man, Reason Reigns, and Goodreads Tea Party groups when you have a chance. Have a marvelous Friday and weekend. Warmest regards.


message 3: by Rai

Rai Always happy to connect with my fellow scribes!

Cheers,

Rai


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 5: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi BV. Thanks so much for Friending me here. How's the writing going with you?


message 6: by B.V.

B.V. Zoë wrote: "Hi BV. Thanks so much for Friending me here. How's the writing going with you?" Hey, Zoë! Writing is going a bit better. My father's health started declining in the fall leading to a stint in home hospice and his death in February. It took awhile for me to ease back into things, but writing is good therapy.

I enjoy your Murderati posts and the Charlie Fox series, and maybe someday soon you can take some "Author R&R" on my In Reference to Murder blog. Authors offer their take on the research and references they use in their writing. (see http://tinyurl.com/b2vyavy). If you ever have time in your busy schedule, would love to have you drop by! Just let me know your availability at bv@bvlawson.com.


message 7: by Verge

Verge LeNoir B. V. thank you for adding me to your G R friends list.


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