Joe was born in the small town of Gobles Michigan in 1971. Surviving the disco era as a child, he went on to the mullet era of the 80’s.. what he calls “The Dark Times”. He somehow made it through that time period, but its doubtful he can remember it (and sometimes choose not to remember). Sometime around his sophomore year in college Joe came to the conclusion that there was a shortage of good fantasy on the shelves. After about a year of contemplation Joe decided that he would be the next great fantasy author; A new writer was born.
The writing part of “writing” is easy, it’s getting it into the hands of someone who can publish it that makes it difficult. So after three months of writing and two years of rejection, Joe finished college. He put the book on the back burner and started a family. Over the next couple of years he learned a few things, and, with the electronic age upon us it became much easier to gather information. Finally, after 7 years, his novel made it into the hands of an editor and here he is.
Currently, Joe lives in Austin Texas where he works as an Engineer for Cisco Systems. Joe is supported creatively by his wife, Suzanne, and their four children: Reina, Reagan, Emily and Travis.
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The Calm Before the Storm
by Joe Lawson
Approx. 104,770 words.
Published on January 3, 2011 by
Nine hundred years have passed since the war that separated the races. The Aanians and the Humans came together to force the Jyniae to the north, imprison them there. There are four main races, the Humans, the Aanians, the Rydi and the Jyniae. Each race, it was said, has a unique ability.
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