Joel Lawrence is an American Millennial from the Midwest who comes from a game design background creatively. He’s always been a big reader, and honed his writing craft through short stories and game documentation before attempting his first novel. When one of his professors praised his writing and asked if he’d ever been published, Joel decided the time had come to try his hand as a fiction author. Nearly half a decade and a lot of learning later, he’s thrilled about his upcoming debut novel, Tears of Time, set for a September 2016 release.

Though he’ll take lakes, horses, and bonfires over clubbing, life experience is the key to great fiction, so everything is fair game. For reading, he enjoys Tolkien, Rowling, and all the big names in fantasy, and he’s recently developed a love for all things YA.