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: Bouchercon Anthology 2016.

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, and Daphne Awards.

BV is a member of Mystery Writers of America, (National and Mid-Atlantic Chapter), Sisters in Crime (National and Chesapeake Chapter), 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 bvlawson.com. No ticket required.

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