As I edit my forthcoming books, with Spotify on the headphones…

Hump day seems as good a time as any to feature “Deformity” from the Colors Made of Tears soundtrack. This one is a bit slower, and quite a bit more noisy. If feedback delights your senses click for a good old time.

As mentioned above I have several new books forthcoming, ranging from poetry to fiction collection to novels. If you are interested in reviewing any of these titles please contact me by email (johnlawsonauthor at and, if we have not done business previously, provide some background information about yourself as a reviewer.

Now, a treat for those of you in the Washington, DC metro area: Michael A. Arnzen will be the featured guest writer at the 2013 Horrorfest Fiction Workshop held at NOVA — Northern Virginia Community College – Manassas Campus. A public reading event will be open to the public on Friday, October 25th, followed by a public signing. Books will be available at the campus Barnes and Noble bookstore in Parrish Hall.

Friday, October 25th, 7:00pm: READING open to the public, followed by booksigning.

Saturday, October 26th, 10:30am-4pm: Writing Workshops: “A Sense of Dread” and “Catching Your Reader by Surprise” (for NOVA students only)

Northern Virginia Community College – Manassas Campus
6901 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109