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John Edward Lawson

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John Edward Lawson has published novels, collections, and hundreds of works in anthologies, magazines, newspapers, and literary journals worldwide. He is a winner of the Fiction International Emerging Writers Competition, and has been a finalist for both the Stoker Award (2007, poetry) and the Wonderland Award (2008, collected fiction). Other nominations include two for the the Dwarf Stars Award, the Pushcart Prize, two for the Rhysling Award, and honorable mention for the 2015 Wonderland Award. As a freelance editor he has worked for Raw Dog Screaming Press, Double Dragon Publishing, and National Lampoon among others, has edited anthologies, and served as editor-in-chief for The Dream People literary journal. He lives near Washington, DC ...more

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My behavior online has probably been confusing since midsummer. Ive always dabbled in photography, especially as part of my social media presence, and in recent years Ive been open about my enrollment in photography courses, and tested public opinion about whether people would want photography products from me. Then when I finally launched a photography art store this summer I stopped posting n...

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Average rating: 3.96 · 951 ratings · 127 reviews · 46 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Troublesome Amputee

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Discouraging at Best

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Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ilikebooksbest.com ❤️ Thanks for being my friend.
I look forward to our interactions!
*Wendy Curtsies



message 40: by Dale (last edited Jul 19, 2014 05:16PM)

Dale Thele John, thank you for the Goodreads friend connect.
Wishing you the very best!


message 39: by John

John Lawson Stephen wrote: "Thanks for the add... you look busy. LOL"

Ha, I am! But I'm always interested in meeting new authors and readers on GR. Hope you had a great July 4th!


message 38: by Stephen

Stephen Biro Thanks for the add... you look busy. LOL


message 37: by John

John Lawson Susie wrote: "thanks, for the add!"

My Pleasure, Susie :)


message 36: by Susie

Susie Sexton thanks, for the add!


message 35: by Eric

Eric Birk Thank you for becoming goodreads friend.
Eric


Aparajitabasu I'm hosting a twitter party today right now, if you have time then please participate, till will run till 10:00am EST.

The party details at - http://tourzdecodex.blogspot.in/2012/...

the twitter party just began, visit the chatroom here -

http://tweetchat.com/room/zero2fourkids


Christine Hatfield good morning


message 32: by Kristy

Kristy Hey nerd! I was hoping to see you at Horrorfind back in September but alas, you were nowhere to be found. Any chance you'll make it to Rock & Shock?


Harlequin Books Hi John, it's a pleasure to meet you.


message 30: by Dawn

Dawn Kunda Thanks for being my friend. I was just in DC for The RWA National. It's a great place. Your books look good and scarey...perfect for fall reading.


message 29: by Kristy

Kristy I'm still outside your window... I'm just broadening my on-line horizons.

I was glad to find you on here too. I like to give props to the authors I really enjoy!


message 28: by D.A.

D.A. Schneider Hello, John.

My new book, The 9 Ghosts of Samen's Bane, is available now at amazon.com and target.com. Have a great day.


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message 27: by Lincoln

Lincoln Hey, J.E.!

Sorry I haven't finished your book yet -- but I'm working on it... I just can't get a minute to myself these days! I cannot WAIT to get some beach-read time in this year (ANY beach... even RADIATION beach, at this point)! LOL

LP


message 26: by D.A.

D.A. Schneider Thanks for adding me. The first chapters of Avenging Autumn and The Wintermen are on my profile now.


message 25: by Saleh

Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.


Christina C. thanks for the add! :)


Chel ♪ hey John
Thanks for adding me
smiles =D
Chel


Ramin_lion How do you know that you are in the year 2008?

چه جوری میفهمی که الان در سال 2008 هستی؟؟
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1) You find out that your family that is not more than 3 people have 4 or 5 mobile telephone numbers.
یهو نگاه میکنی میبینی خانواده ات که 3 نفر بیشتر نیستن ؛ 4 یا 5 خط موبایل دارن
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2) You send an Email to a work colleague even though he/she is sitting at a desk right next to yours.
واسه همکارت ایمیل میفرستی در حالی که میز بغل دستی تو نشسته
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3) Your relationship with family members and friends that have no Email gets worse and you hardly contact them.
رابطه ات با اقوام و دوستانی که آدرس ایمیل ندارن رو به وخامت میره و تو به سختی میتونی باهاشون ارتباط داشته باشی
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4) You park your car outside your house then use your mobile to phone the house to ask for assistance with carrying the shopping in.
شما ماشینتون رو جلوی خونه تون پارک میکنین ..بعدش موبایلتون رو در میارین و به خونه زنگ میزنین که بیان کمک و چیزایی که خریدین رو از ماشین پیاده کنن .
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5) Every TV advert has an internet address at the bottom of the screen..
هر آگهی تلویزیونی یه آدرس اینترنتی هم زیرش داره
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6) Leaving the house without taking your mobile phone with you makes you really stress and rush back to pick it up even though you managed to live without one for 20 or 30 years of your life.
وقتی خونه رو بدون همراه داشتن موبایلتون ترک میکنین باعث میشه استرس تمام وجودتون رو بگیره و دوباره با عجله برگردین خونه تا ورش دارین در حالی که قبلا بدون موبایل 20-30 سال از عمرتون رو گذروندین و بدون هیچ مشکلی
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8) As soon as you wake up in the morning you check the internet even before you have your coffee.
صبحها قبل از خوردن چایی و قهوه تون تا بلند میشین اولین کاری که میکنین سر زدن به اینترنت هست
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9) You are now reading this, smiling and shaking your head.
شما الان در حالی که این ایمیل رو میخونین سرتون رو تکون میدین و لبخند میزنین ...
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10) You are so busy reading this that you didn’t even notice that this list has no number 7.
و این قدر سرگرم خوندن این ایمیل بودین که حتی توجه نکردین که این لیست شماره 7 نداشت ..
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11) You went back up to check that there is no number 7.
شما دوباره برگشتین تا چک کنین که شماره 7 رو داشته یا نه؟
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12) I am sure if you scrolled up that you will find number 7, its just that you didn’t notice it.
و من مطمئنم که اگه شما دوباره به بالا برگردین حتما شماره 7 رو پیدا میکنین ...این مال اینه که شما بهش توجه نکردین
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13) You scrolled up again but you did not find number 7. I am making fun of you of course, this goes to show that you have no trust in yourself and that you believe anything said to you.
شما دوباره بر میگردین بالا ولی باز هم شماره 7 رو پیدا نمیکنین .. البته که من با شما شوخی کردم و این نشون میده که شما به خودتون هم اعتماد نمیکنین و هرچی بقیه بگن باور میکنین


Ramin_lion Hi John. Thanks so much for the add

درود
شاد شدم ؛ از اينكه دوستي مرا فراخواند
اميدوارم دوستان خوبي براي يكديگر باشيم
سپاسگزارم
بدرود



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William Hey John
Look forward to talking books
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iyan dhiannia HeLLo...thanKs so MucH foR tHe iNVitE...wiSh moRe UseFULL 4 me ^_^


Rosemary John, thanks so much for the invitation. You have a provactive line-up of books. I'm especially intrigued by A Child's Guide to Death.


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Dianne Ascroft Thanks for adding me to your friends, John. It's great to meet an editor who must understand the author's viewpoint too - cause he's been there!

Dianne Ascroft,
www.geocities.com/dianne_ascroft


message 16: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Aha,
You're the guy from Raw Dog Press that I was advised to contact regarding a number of my projects. I DO have a publisher for SOME of my crime thrillers but thus far, no takers on the horror and science fiction.
Thanks for the friendship on Goodreads and drop me a line here or on corkfilms@hotmail.com
Cheers
ROGER


message 15: by Beth

Beth Hi John,
I'm always happy to befriend a fellow author!


Kondalrao thanks for adding my name as your friend.
k.kondameedi@yahoo.com


SassyMama Hey, John...it's nice to meet you...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...quite an intriguing profile...Congrats on all your novels, poetry and screen plays...best of luck to you in all your future endeavors...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...have a blessed end of the week...and Happy Reading & Writing :-)


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Yvonne Thanks for adding me to your friends!


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maria Hey there,John
Thank you for add me as your friends.
It`s my honor to be in your friends list.
Best regards
Maria


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Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, John!

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READ AN EXCERPT FROM THE TWIST


Lee

Lee Silver
"Romance With a Twist"
THE TWIST, BookStrand #1 Bestseller
www.LeeSilver.org






Catherine Hi John - thanks for the friends request! :-)


message 8: by Robin

Robin Stevenson Hi John,
Thanks for adding me as a friend.
Best wishes- Robin


message 7: by W.B.

W.B. Thanks for the invite, John!

I think we had correspondence earlier this year, unless I'm mistaken..about the Dwarf Stars anthology...that you?

Howdy either way! :-)


Lincoln Pocket full of Loose Razorblades??? Duuude! I can't wait to check it out! Macabre Post-modernism rocks!!!

LP


Abbeville Press Hey, John- thanks for the add!
Be sure to keep up with our profile- we'll update often with the latest on our website, our books, and our exciting new online media!


message 4: by Nick

Nick Cato Hey John---thanks for the befriendment!


Louise Hey, John! Nice to see you here. Take care ~ Louise ~


Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.

-Jeremy


Bradley We are now Goodreads friends. Time for a dance party!


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