About Lawson Ray

I am a dark fiction writer, delving into everything from ghost stories to dystopian thrillers. From fourth to fifth grade, I began developing my passion for writing and completed an unpublished, 200-page superhero novel. Since then I’ve experimented with more dark and dystopian ideas, looking to deeply examine the human condition.

I grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey and went to Penn State for my undergraduate degree (We Are!). During college I began working on my dystopian fiction book, The Barbarian’s Folly, which for now remains unpublished. In 2017, I moved to Northern Virginia to start my career. Although writing is not my day job, I take pride in all my work and love to dive into new characters and concepts.

I get most of my writing ideas going on a long run where I’m at my most creative. Writing isn’t the only outlet I have! I also like to run, play guitar and occasionally draw. My favorite sport is soccer, and I am an avid fan of Tottenham Hotspur. My favorite book is We by Yevgeny Zamyatin.