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Author Lawrence BoarerPitchford turns over 6 months of Royalties to charity

BoarerPitchford at the American Cancer Society

In works of fiction characters can express the underlining emotions that we feel, but cannot convey in real life. For me it is both a cathartic process, and an emotionally liberating feeling to write fiction.

It has been six months since author Lawrence BoarerPitchford pledged to provide two quarters worth of royalties to the American Cancer Society. On September 7, 2012 he signed a check that tripled the dollar amount of the royalties he had promised. In doing so, he concluded a promise that he made as he reentered the publishing market with his two fantasy novels, The Lantern of Dern Blackhammer, and In the World of Hyboria. The author says, “I’ve long believed that when you can, you should be generous with your wealth. Give to legitimate charities that do good work, be smart about it, and make a difference in the world.”

Lawrence points out, “My family has seen their share of those suffering from cancer. Both friends and family have battled the disease, some were lucky and survived, and others were not so lucky.” He points out, “Those children, husbands, and wives who survive after losing a loved one must soldier forth, but there is a hole left in their heart that never truly mends. My heart has such a place, and I pray that one day science will find a cure.” The author holds up a copy of his book the Lantern of Dern Blackhammer, “The protagonist in this novel suffers the loss of his father. Unlike reality, he can communicate with his lost loved one.” Lawrence goes on to say, “In works of fiction characters can express the underlining emotions that we feel, but cannot convey in real life. For me it is both a cathartic process, and an emotionally liberating feeling to write fiction.”

The author is currently working to finish editing two new stories, Thadius and Sawbones. Both are works of historical fiction. One is the story of an aging and retired Roman general who finds that though he’s grown old, adventure and rebirth are not dependent upon age. Look for Thadius the novel to be out on Amazon in October 2012. The second is a novella focused on the waning days of the American Civil War. Three Union friends, two surgeons and one cartographer find themselves in the middle of a plot to kidnap the President’s son, and use him to negotiate terms for the surrender of the South. Look for Sawbones to be out on Amazon in October 2012 also. “Both of these novels are a culmination of years of work and copious amounts of research. I hope that the public will receive them well,” Lawrence stated. “Check out my web site for details and updates regarding my projects and work, and you can download a free book. Also, I can be found on Facebook and Twitter, and at Goodreads.com.”

Lawrence BoarerPitchford’s work can be located on Amazon books, and you can read samples of his novels on his web site. Take a moment to explore BoarerPitchford.com and visit the author on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

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