Category: Tom’s Books

Mary Jo Thibodaux, Tom Lawrence’s beguiling heroine is back!

Just in time for the beach — Front Porch Press, LLC is excited to announce the release of Tom Lawrence’s final, two, fictional novels. Both available exclusively at in paperback and on Kindle!   Readers loved her in Jake’s Revenge, and Mary Jo Thibodaux is back with her refreshing […]

Now Available on Kindle!

Now Available on Kindle ! The Queen’s Captain The Queen’s Captain, Tom Lawrence’s newly released novel, is now available exclusively on Amazon in paperback and in their Kindle Store on e-book. Kindle version: Paperback:’s+Captain&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Athe+Queen’s+Captain One Amazon reviewer wrote: I’ve always been intrigued by friendships between men […]

A New Novel by Tom Lawrence !

THE QUEEN’S CAPTAIN A Ransom-Family Novel Thomas R. Lawrence   Front Porch Press, LLC is excited to announce the publication of Tom Lawrence’s most recent novel!     The Queen’s Captain is a fictional piece, with historical overtones, combining Tom’s passion for story-telling with his love of history. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


AUGUST 10   A LITERARY LAWN PARTY THE MISSISSIPPI BOOK FESTIVAL SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 9:00 AM—6:00 PM SOUTH LAWN OF THE CAPTIAL BUILDING JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI   Saturday, August 20, I’ll join over 70 Mississippi authors and artists for a summer celebration of the arts and literature. Tents will […]


On the market for just over a month, the sale of My Magic Year has been gratifying. As we had hoped, the response from Mississippi State fans has been enthusiastic. There has been an amazing amount of interest from the fans of other SEC schools as well, but […]

My Magic Year

Last August, I began to keep a journal about Mississippi State’s football team. At the time, I had no idea that we would have such a great season, so my motivation was simply to gather material for a book about my generation of State fans. I wanted to […]

Burson on Books

I’m going to indulge in a little shameless self-promotion and present a conversational video between Chip Burson and me filmed for his Southern Authors series, Burson on Books. Chip is a writer, editor, story-teller, interviewer, and performance artist, and was gracious enough to include me on his show. […]