JM Lawler

Born in Murwillumbah, NSW, J. M. Lawler (first name Jann) grew up creating whole worlds and drawing them. Then she didn’t draw them so much and began writing more. Either way, hunched over a desk exploring her mind has been her path.

Having completed a Political Science and Korean language degree at the Australian National University in Canberra, J. M. Lawler moved to Sydney, rock-climbed in any spare moment she had, and ended up as a Police Officer and then Intelligence Analyst.

Moving to Adelaide the resume grew to include Project Management and speech writing for a Member of Parliament; and the personal life stretched into motherhood, craft and making, endless reading and writing (and the occasional rock-climb). J. M. Lawler lives in Adelaide with her two children, Tilly the cat, a couple of chooks and an enormous garden.

The River and the Ravages is her first book. She is currently working on her second novel.

 

Follow me on Twitter

Get in touch

Instagram

  • It’s funny what you notice when you stop and look. Woodford Station, Blue Mountains >>>><<<<
.
.
.
.
#jmlawler #tunnel #tunnelview #bluemountains #authorsofinstagram #australianauthor
  • Ghost child @li.li.panda at Adelaide Fringe. Stunning night >>>><<<<
•
•
•
#jmlawler #booklife #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #aussieauthor #noir #blackandwhite #night #adelaidefringe
  • Adelaide Fringe opening sky. I’m staying here all night. #riverandravages #adelaidefringe
  • Summer...you’ve been gorgeous. But you can go now.
  • #riverandravages amongst found objects. Just the way Aaliya would have done it. Enormous gratitude to @blue_fox_38 for creating the beautiful display. Your imagination knows no bounds. 🙏 >>>><<<<
*
*
Aaliya Reiner is made of strong stuff. But when her mother passes on, she seems to lose her grip on life. Things don’t seem to get better with her sister, Maddalena, who’s estranged and enjoying the benefits from marrying into power and opulence.
*
Aaliya takes refuge in a passionate and hidden love affair, hoping to fill the void left by her mother’s death.
*
But desire can be deadly and the kingdom of Traegos is becoming a dangerous place. When the dark web of politics and power begins to ensnare the kingdom’s inhabitants, choice and chance collide leaving Aaliya with only one option left to survive.
*
The River and the Ravages is a gripping story of identity and freedom, tragedy and betrayal. It’s a novel about loyalty to oneself, one’s family and one’s history, and how sometimes, certain kinds of loyalty can do more harm than good.
>>>><<<<
*
*
*
*
#jmlawler #authorsofinstagram #bookstagrammer #newbook #strongwoman #strongwomen #strongwomenrock #fantasybook #indianbooks #worldliterature #weavingstories #readtheworld #greenbeautycommunity #booksforbreakfast #booknerdigans #readingoutsidethebox #bookstagram #instabook #bookstagramfeature #bookfeaturepage #bookishmerch #literaturelover #bookcommunity #booklove #authorlife
  • Holidays are over. They’ve been ridiculously amazing. Listen to me have a big whinge now...it is with a heavy heart I head into work tomorrow
  • First look at new cover for #riverandravages. Gorgeous job done by Damonza. So excited by this...feel like a kid again. On sale lovely people. Link in bio... >>>><<<<
•
•
•
•
#authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #australianauthor #aussieauthor #jmlawler #newbookcover #newbook #shero #strongwoman #strongwomen #strongwomenrock #fantasybook #bookart #bibliophile #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #instabook #bookstagramfeature #bookworm #booklove #booklover #bookaholic #bookaddict #instabooks #fantasy #booklife #bookfeaturepage #bookishfeatures
  • Beloved Cockatoo Island. Think I’ll base a story on this place. Or write one there if they’ll let me stay. >>>><<<<
•
•
•
•
#cockatooisland #blackandwhite #noir #darkplaces #secrets #riverandravages #jmlawler #booklife #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #aussieauthor
  • Summer...you’ve been kind to us. Days of big sky and beautiful landscapes #southaustralia #marionbay #goldenfields #holidaybliss

Follow me on Instagram