Lawrence Melton

Lawrence Melton’s first novel, The Absolute City, was published in England in 1985. Lawrence has been a fellow at the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and The Atlantic Center for the Arts. His short fiction and articles on sailing have appeared in the Glendale Chronicle, Flying Scot Magazine, and others. His Tom Giles novels are available on Kindle and

Lawrence holds degrees from Tulane, The University of London School of Oriental and African Studies and Washington & Lee University School of Law. He practiced law in the District of Columbia and Virginia for 20 years before returning to his wife’s home state of South Carolina in 1997. Since 1998, Lawrence has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, teaching courses on Construction Law and the Financial Crises of 2008.

Lawrence expects to publish three novels in 2015: Henry Tuckahoe’s War on Washington, Match Race (third in the Tom Giles series) and Wounds of Memory, which is about a young man who learns that his father may have been murdered by his mother and his uncle. Sound like Hamlet? Well . . .