Writing aside, Lawrence Anzen is by profession an investigator. Lawrence has lived and worked throughout North America, Europe and Asia over the last two decades. He has seen a great deal of corruption, and the occasional monster, although those have been human (to the best of his knowledge).
He has been known to comment that nothing he writes is as fantastical as what real human beings get up to.
A great fan of horror, fantasy, and science fiction, it was not until a forced sabbatical following an operation that Lawrence determined to plan out and finish a novel which had been floating around as an idea for some years. A Door in Thorston was the result. The second novel to feature Simon Aulus, The Dam at Hiramatsu, followed in April 2014. Lawrence is at work on his third novel.
Lawrence is also a regular contributor at Fextralife.com, which he humbly submits is the best gamer lifestyle blog out there, full of lovely people (none of whom he has ever had cause to investigate). Not surprisingly, he reviews horror video games.