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General Information

Name:  Gary Lawrence  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: in France


Illinois Connection

Lawrence grew up in Rockford, Illinois. He attended Rockford public schools and Rockford College.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gary Lawrence was born in France to an Air Force dad. He grew up in Rockford, Illinois. After college, he worked almost 30 years for the local aerospace company. He retired early and earned an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. In 2009, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona and began teaching English for Glendale Community College.

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