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Tom Lawrence

The Queen’s Captain

The Queen’s Captain A Ransom Family Novel The inspiration for a novel about the Ransom family was found in a short story I wrote in 2010. The piece was set during the reconstruction period following the War Between the States, and the central character for the narrative was […]

Unchartered Waters

ASK I LIKE IT! FEB 6, 2017 UNCHARTED WATERS Less than a month into the Presidency of Donald Trump, the United States finds itself sailing in uncharted waters. Trump has triggered an active and vocal opposition movement that is expressing itself in the traditional avenues of those who […]

The Queens’ Captain

THE QUEEN’S CAPTAIN Writing short fiction based on historical events is a style I have enjoyed, and I’ve used this theme as the basis for short stories, flash fiction, and monographs. Last year my brother, Steve, suggested that I write a novel based on the characters of a […]

Winter Travel Suggestions

ASK I LIKE IT! JANUARY 30, 2017 WINTER TRAVEL SUGGESTIONS   As most of you know, I have an arrangement with Clista that allows me to fully participate in College Football from August 14 to the National Championship game in early January. I am excused from any weekend […]

New Book Announcement!

NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT! FRONT PORCH PRESS LLC. IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE PUBLICATION OF TOM LAWRENCE’S NEW HISTORICAL NOVEL,   THE QUEEN’S CAPTAIN     The Queen’s Captain is the first in a series of novels chronicling the lives and adventures of the Ransom family in the new […]

MUSINGS ON A STORMY MORNING

ASK I LIKE IT! JANUARY 13, 2017 MUSINGS ON A STORMY MORNING   A little after 5:00 this morning, a clap of thunder yanked Clista and me out of R.E.M. and sent our three cats scurrying under the furniture. The leading edge of a severe weather system passed […]

Stella Stone IX

AS I LIKE IT! JANUARY 19, 2017   STELLA STONE IX PROMOTION Randy Landers, Chief of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, looked at Stella and said, “This brings me to why we invited you here this afternoon. You may not be familiar with how the MBI is set […]