Elvis Lawson

Biography

Elvis Lawson has had a variety of jobs over the years including the USAF as an avionics technician, selling music (best job ever) and most recently as a business planning analyst. His passions include movies, music and video games. If it is geeky, he is probably into it. He lives in Frisco, Texas.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I wrote was called "The Monster in My Closet". I don't remember much about it, but I'm pretty sure that it was a horror story about a monster that was in my closet. I was 12 or 13 and I was pretty proud of it. I am sure it was terrible, but I had finished it. I never even showed it to anyone and of course it is long gone. A few months after I finished it I was at my local theater. They had set up a VHS rental section (that shows you how long ago it was), and as I was looking through the new videos, I saw a movie that was called "Monster in the Closet". I was very upset. How could someone steal my very original idea? I haven't thought about that moment or story in a very long time, but it is pretty funny. It was the first of a very long list of coincidences where I come up with an idea only to see it done by someone else. There is a scene in my book "First Light" that falls under this as well. I wrote that scene years before I had even heard of the movie with a similar scene.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I can't recall the exact first story, but I do know the first two stories that had an impact on me. The first was "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson. This had a particularly big impact because of the ending. Not the brutality, but the surprise. It was the first time i can recall thinking of how cool it was to surprise the reader. The second story that had an effect on me was "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs. This one was all about the tension and terror. It showed me how you can create those feelings without the blood and gore. I don't particularly follow that idea now since I tend to use the bloody element in my horror stories, but I still appreciate it.
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Books

First Light
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,210. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Darrell Johnson wasn’t sure what to make of his new found ability to see the future, but when he saw a man kidnap a young boy, he knew he had to do something. He enlisted the help of his two best friends,Marie Clarkson, an incredible hacker, and Gavril Darzi, the smartest guy he knew. Now they need to worry about more than saving the boy, they need to make sure they all get out alive.

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action    freindship    hack    immortal    maniac    suspense    teenager    visions