Lawrence Santoro

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General Information

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Name: Lawrence Santoro

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Science Fiction

Born: 1942 in Reading, PA



Illinois Connection

I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. Since 1985, I've lived in Chicago. The first dozen years here were spent directing theater. I spent several years as the literary manager and dramaturge at the Organic Theater and ran the theater's script development program, The Greenhouse. I began writing full-time in the mid 90s and published my first novel, JUST NORTH OF NOWHERE, in 2007.

DRINK FOR THE THIRST TO COME, a collection of my short fiction will be, released by Annihilation Press in October, 2010.

Biographical and Professional Information

A regular author/narrator on Britain’s, Lawrence Santoro began writing darkly fantastic tales at age five.

As associate producer of the syndicated comedy/mystery television series, Hyde & Seeke, he wrote, directed and supervised production during the show’s first season.

In 2001 the Horror Writers Association nominated his novella God Screamed and Screamed, Then I Ate Him for a Bram Stoker Award. In 2002, his audio adaptation and production of Gene Wolfe's The Tree Is My Hat, gave him a second Stoker nod.

His Stoker-recommended story Catching received Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow’s 17th Annual “Year's Best Fantasy and Horror” anthology in 2003. In 2004, his So Many Tiny Mouths was cited in the anthology’s 18th edition. In the 20th, his novella, At Angels Sixteen, from the anthology A DARK AND DEADLY VALLEY was similarly honored.

Larry’s first novel, Just North of Nowhere, was published in 2007.

In 2010, his short novel, Lord Dickens’s Declaration, was released in England in both print and audio versions.

A collection of his short fiction will be released in late spring, 2010.

Larry lives in Chicago and is working on a new novel, Bright Dreams Passing.

Published Works

"DRINK FOR THE THIRST TO COME," Annihilation Press, 2010

HELL IN THE HEARTLAND, Annihilation Press, 2007

JUST NORTH OF NOWHERE, Annihilation Press, 2007

A DARK AND DEADLY VALLEY, Silverthought, 2007

TALES FROM THE RED LION, Twilight Tales Press, 2007


BLOOD AND DONUTS, Twilight Tales Press, 2001

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Just North of Nowhere

ISBN: 0977904911
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A Dark and Deadly Valley

ISBN: 0977411087
Release Date: 2007-04-20

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Tales From the Red Lion (Chicago)

ISBN: 0977985628
Release Date: 2007-06-01

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Freaks, Geeks & Sideshow Floozies

ISBN: 0971130922
Release Date: 2002

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Blood and Donuts

ISBN: 0971130906
Release Date: 2003

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Literary Awards

  • Nomination - Bram Stoker Award, Long Fiction, GOD SCREAMED AND SCREAMED, THEN I ATE HIM
  • Nomination - Bram Stoker, Audio Drama: THE TREE IS MY HAT
  • Sophie Award in Short Fiction, THEN, JUST A DREAM

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

For personal appearances contact Jessica P. Huffman at Halfpenny Promotions:

External Links

Lawrence Santoro on WorldCat

Lawrence Santoro on Amazon


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