Peter Lawrence (author)
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Peter Lawrence is a book author and screenwriter who also uses his full name, Geale Peter Lawrence, to distinguish himself from various other writers of the same name. His book and screen credits are usually seen as 'By Peter Lawrence.'
His most recent published work includes the Frankenstein Vigilante Series of Steampunk Mysteries which take place in a dystopian world, a parallel existence to today's society. Book One is titled The Incorruptibles; Book Two The Fear; and Book Three The Reckoning. The series is written with long-time collaborator Chris Trengove.
Also written with Trengove is a series of horror novellas: Blood Ranch, Loom, and Night of the Dogs. Trengove and Lawrence first collaborated on It's Your Money In My Pocket, Dear, Not Mine In Yours; Engulfed In A Tide Of Filth (re-published as Up The Pictures); The Mao Tse Tung Workers Revolutionary Striptease Emporium; and the music business cult classic Full Moon.
It's Your Money, Engulfed/Up The Pictures, and Striptease Emporium are part of an ongoing series, The London Chronicles.
Writing solo, Lawrence has published Fishing For Crocodiles, a 'fictionalized autobiography' about growing up in Northern Rhodesia/Zambia; and Smoke and Dust, a dramatic and meticulously researched and observed novel set in South and Southern Central Africa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Books for younger readers, and the adults who read to them, include The Princess Formerly Known As Snow White, Little Red (The Wolf's Tale) and two books about 'Shandy' and 'Roly' - 'Two Small Dogs From Africa.'
In addition to writing books, Lawrence works in film and television. He has been commissioned by many U.S., European and Asian studios and producers, including BLT; Disney; Cinemedia/Overseas Film Group; Constantin Film; Forum Media; Fox; Industry Entertainment/Sony; London Weekend Television; Magder/ITT; Miramax; Rankin-Bass/ABC; Rialto; Roxy; and TorStar. He has written more than thirty screenplays - among those produced: "The Burning"; "Terminal Choice"; "Globi & the Stolen Shadows."
Other works, in and out of option and turnaround, include Blood Ranch, Flashchord, Blues For Jack, Again, Houdini and Doyle, Fishing For Crocodiles, and Ma Duncan.
Lawrence has extensive credits in animation and children's entertainment, having been the story editor/show-runner on iconic TV series like ThunderCats; SilverHawks; Peter Pan and the Pirates and The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest.
Lawrence lives and works in California, Colombia and Europe.