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Lawrence Walsh (1942–) Biography

Personal, Career, Member, Honors Awards, Writings

Born 1942; wife's name Suella (a teacher and writer).


Bayer Corporation Quality Assurance Water Analysis Laboratory, former chemist; freelance writer. Red Herring Mystery Magazine, founding editor. Whispering Prairie Press, member of board of directors and president; Potpourri Publications, member of board, 1989–95, treasurer, 1993–95. Teacher at writing workshops and at libraries and schools, including Johnson County Community College, and Maplewoods College. Judge for writing contests, including Longview College Script-writing Contest, 1991, and Kansas Coffin Awards, 1992.


Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Missouri Writers' Guild, Oklahoma Writers' Federation.

Honors Awards

Kansas Governor's Arts Award (with Suella Walsh), 1994.



The Unicorn and Other Children's Stories, Potpourri Publications, 1993.

They Would Never Be Friends, Royal Fireworks Press (Unionville, NY), 1996.

Through a Dark Tunnel, Royal Fireworks Press (Unionville, NY), 2001.

Also author, with Suella Walsh, of books, including Viewpoint in Fiction for Potpourri Publications; Running Scared, The Case of Erica's Weird Behavior (un-credited), Through a Dark Tunnel, and In the Middle of the Night, for Royal Fireworks Press; and Creating Fiction That Sells, for Shannon River Press. Contributor to books, including Chocolate for a Teen's Soul, Simon & Schuster; and to periodicals, including Highlights for Children, Writers' Journal, Buffalo Spree, Good Old Days, Byline, Mystery Forum, Friend, Potpourri, Missouri, and Missouri Life.

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