Author – Briana Lawrence

Elyse Shuldhiess - June 2015 (58)At the age of nine, like most kids, Briana Lawrence had a dream. She wanted to be the best “WRITTER” in the whole wide world. Her fourth grade class laughed and wondered how one hoped to become a “writer” if they couldn’t even spell the word. Back then her stories were created with crayons and construction paper. As she grew older they progressed into notebooks and colored ink pens of pink, blue, and purple. When she lost her older brother, Glenn Berry, in a car accident, she stopped writing.

 Dreams, however, have a funny way of coming back.

Before she realized it she was grabbing her notebook and pens again. She would write stories that ranged from high school romance to her imagination running wild with the likes of Goku, Vegeta, and the other characters of Dragonball Z. This continued throughout college where she would always end up writing about the space exploits of the pilots of Gundam Wing and other works of fan fiction. Soon she realized that she wanted to do more than that. Her head was full of ideas, full of original characters and worlds that she wanted to share with others.

Thus, she stepped into an English Major with some Women’s Studies on the side.

She graduated Iowa State University in 2006 and moved to Minneapolis with her partner. Here, she tried to get into graduate school, but things didn’t pan out the way she wanted. She ended up working retail, her dream becoming buried by Black Fridays and other busy times of year. Once again, however, that dream returned. She went from immersing herself in geeky fan fiction to actually writing about the geeky things she loved for several anime and video game review sites. However, it was her discovery of National Novel Writing Month that made her go back to creating her own characters and plots.

Now, here she is, an author in the writing world.

Her Books:


Molly Reviews and Interviews – Beneath the Chapter

Bending the Bookshelf – Lemon Wedges
On Top Down Under Book Reviews – Lemon Wedges

Chuckles Book Cave – Treat Me Kindly
Cate’s Book Nut Hut – Treat Me Kindly

Love Bytes – Double Hue
Victoria Zagar’s Infinite Love – Double Hue
J Woods – Double Hue
Reviews by Jesse Wave – Double Hue

Rainbow Gold Reviews – Seeking the Storyteller
Molly Reviews and Interviews – Seeking the Storyteller
Crystal’s Many Reviewers – Seeking the Storyteller
Convergence Book Reviews – Seeking the Storyteller
2Scribe – Seeking the Storyteller

Opinionated Cupcakes – Seeking the Storyteller
Dale’s Place – Seeking the Storyteller

Rainbow Book Reviews – Press START to Play
Hearts on Fire Reviews – Press START to Play
Love Bytes – Press START to Play

Prism Book Alliance – Juicy Bits 
Joyfully Jay – Juicy Bits

Prism Book Aliiance – Keeping the Cookies

Love Bytes – Keeping the Cookies
Boys in our Books – Keeping the Cookies

Be sure to check Amazon and Goodreads for more reviews!

Author Interviews:
Author’s Supporting Authors
Dusty Pages
Wake Up Your Wild Side
Intense Interview with Author
Things that go Bump in the Night
Coghlan Professional Writing Services
Indie Author Land
Same DiNamics
Zipper Rippers (18+ blog)
Fiction Vixen

In the Harem Blog
Kate Marie Collins: Last Monday With…
Bookworm Ink
To Read or Not To Read
Anna del C Dye’s Blog
Jeanz Book Read n Review
Penny’s Tales
Writea: Story of Writers

Character Interviews:
Alix DeBenitt from Seeking the Storyteller
Mira from Seeking the Storyteller
Thierry from Seeking the Storyteller
Avery Blair from Double Hue

Friday Fun – Features Lemon Wedges
Just Inside the Madness – Features Lemon Wedges
RRR Reality Blog – Features Seeking the Storyteller
Mermaids and Mayhem – Features Seeking the Storyteller
Susan Laine’s Blog – Features Seeking the Storyteller
S unshine Book Promotions – Features Treat Me Kindly

Check out other things Briana has written on her site:!
She has written for Twin Cities Geek, The Root,, SyFy, Black Youth Project, Black Girl Nerds, and many others!