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Bare Trees in Fog

BV Lawson's Biography


Thanks to her librarian mother, BV was addicted to books about as early as she was able to walk. She penned her own poems and stories while she was taking a detour toward a music career with a Bachelor's in Voice Performance and a Master's in Musicology. But the lure of writing was too much of a siren song, and now BV is a full-time author, blogger, reporter, and poet.

BV Lawson’s award-winning writings have appeared in dozens of national and regional publications and anthologies, and her novels have been downloaded in over forty countries and translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. BV is a four-time Derringer Award finalist and 2012 winner for her short fiction, as well as a contributor to the Anthony Award-winning Blood on the Bayou. She also won the Golden Fedora from Noir Nation, Gemini Magazine's annual story competition, the Dillydoun Review Story Contest, and is a Pushcart Prize nominee.

BV’s Scott Drayco series has also been honored by the American Independent Writers, Maryland Writers Association, named Best Mystery in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, chosen as a Featured Library Journal Self-e pick, and been a finalist for the Shamus, Silver Falchion, Daphne, and Foreword Reviews Book Awards. The first novel in the Beverly Laborde & Adam Dutton series, Steal Away, was also named Best Adult Novel in the Virginia Indie Author Project sponsored by Library Journal and Biblioboard.

BV is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, Independent Book Publishers Association, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, International Association of Crime Writers, Private Eye Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and the Short Mystery Fiction Society.


BV currently lives in Virginia with her husband and enjoys flying above the Chesapeake Bay in a little Cessna. Visit her website at No ticket required.

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