As a career Foreign Service officer, Lawrence served in Japan (multiple tours), Germany, Norway, and Washington,DC. Short term assignments took him to more than 30 countries. He also spent several years in Japan as a graduate student and as a naval officer. Currently a Minnesota resident, he has degrees from Dartmouth and Stanford. He also completed studies at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Study in Tokyo and the National Defense University in Washington,DC.
Lawrence’s story, “Class Notes,” appeared in the Write Room in June 2013. More than 30 other stories have appeared in: Tampa Review Online, Curbside Splendor E-Zine,The MacGuffin (twice), O-Dark-Thirty, Red Cedar Review, Colere (twice), Eastlit, G.W. Review, Red Wheelbarrow, The Worcester Review, Straylight (twice), Green Hills Literary Lantern (twice), New Plains Review, Evening Street Review, Blue Lake Review (three times, Bloodroot Literary Magazine, Bryant Literary Review, Prairie Winds, Cigale, Paradise Review, Cheat River Review, Streetlight, The Write Room, Jelly Bucket, Flare, and 34th Parallel. He also provided credited assistance to the author of a Hiroshima memoir published in New Madrid, and he has contributed to the Loft Literary Center’s “A View from the Loft.”