Born Larry Thomas Pattison Jr, the pseudonym ‘Lawrence Thomas’ was adopted during a University chapbook project, in which our teacher, the late Kerry Schooley (aka John Swan), and a handfull of fellow students, put together a chapbook for an erotic fiction class we were enrolled in.
Being a little reserved about having my real name at the top of my own erotic fiction story, I opted (as did many of the other writers who took part in this chapbook collection), to write under a pseudonym.
I still use my real name for some local writing but for the most part, I now mostly write under the name Lawrence Thomas.
My two little girls (5 and 3), are my world. I love animals (I have a 3 year old lab/collie), cats (I have a 2 year old tabby), and my girls also have a handfull of fish. I am very lucky to have great friends; many of those having been life long or have been in my life for a long time, and a very supportive family.
Nobody ever said life would be easy, but we only have one life to live so I am just trying to live it the best way that I know how. It’s not always easy; believe me I realize this more than I wish I did, but I try to tell myself that everything happens for a reason. I just wish sometimes it was a little clearer what those reasons were.
My friends mostly call me Larry, but many new friends, including fellow bloggers and some of my band mates, call me Lawrence. I like both. I was always a big fan of Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens), so dual writing names seems to be appropriate.
I like sports (hockey and football mostly), as I have played hockey since a young child, and I enjoy taking in Tiger-Cats games. I also love a good old ball game on a sunny summers day. Fenway park is my all time favorite ballpark, outside of Ivor Wynne Stadium of course. I am not as big a sports fan as I was growing up. I am simply not a fan of the corporate side of sports, but I like what sport teaches our children.
Music is my biggest pasttime passion, and I am a fan of everything from Jazz (Harry Connick Jr. and Frank Sinatra), to hard rock (Nickleback), and everything inbetween. Rush is my all time favorite, with Bruce Springsteen being a close second. I also have a soft spot for the 80′s. I can’t help it.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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