Eric Lawton

Biography

Born 1/10/1953 Ashton, England. Lives in Queensland, Australia. Grad. Dip.Management. Retired Computer Systems Officer. Married, 5 children. Loves Aussie Rules Football, cars and motorbikes.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was raised in Newborough, Victoria (State), Australia. It was idyllic, when you consider most of the world's children don't have the privileged surroundings I had. My region was urban, being about two hours SE of Melbourne. My family were 'ten pound poms' - an immigrant program well known to Aussies. I was born in England, and came when I was barely two years old. I am the second of seven children.

I did not write until I was in my late forties, so my upbringing was not a factor, other than I was naturally good at English in school. The injustices of life were my biggest motivator. I would love to be a social commentator, but fear people are not interested. The second greatest influence is my inventiveness. I often feeI I am like Michael Keaton in 'Night Shift'; I am an ideas man, and just as superficial as he.
When did you first start writing?
My first book was 'Teleconned'. It was therapy for being sacked for having threatened an aborigine - a trumped up charge borne of PC nonsense, and one of the biggest injustices of my life. I would make an e-book if I could find a digital copy. Saved on floppy disks and lost over time. That must be nearly twenty years ago.

I then wrote to Government to try to prevent then from making mistakes. It was not possible every time. I also wrote suggestions to do better. They fell on deaf ears, also.

I added the three e-books intermittently between letters to government. The first was Lord of the SpRings.
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Books

True Religion Explained
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Price: Free! Words: 45,140. Language: Australian English. Published: August 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Comparative Religion
There's one way to Heaven revealed by God, and thousands of Satan's counterfeits making promises that don’t save. Mostly, there hasn't been God’s way. The true path of religion is unknown to most, and is probably in the least expected place. This is a straight-shooting account of where truth lies. It tracks God’s revelations, debunks altered doctrine, and tells what YOU must do to discover truth.
The Last Election
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,480. Language: Australian English. Published: August 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
How to eliminate politicians from our democratic system. We save billions of dollars and get more say in the important issues. It's a revolutionary idea without the need for a revolution. Examples of why we don't need them will surprise you.
The Lord of the Springs
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,830. Language: Australian English. Published: August 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
An invention with jokes. This idea could revolutionize private transport as a dedicated commuter. It could potentially surpass Microsoft. If you don't like the idea, you should like the joke book in the second half. Without them, it's hardly more than a pamphlet.

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