Anthony “Doug” Lawrence was a scholarship athlete at the University of Maryland and three-year letterman on the football team. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and worked as a Lead Investigator and Senior Investigator in the District of Columbia for different agencies over a 24 year span while implementing, mentoring and leading respective internship programs.
Lawrence co-founded True Colors, an education program for middle school and high school students with a focus on career pathways and college readiness emphasizing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The trendsetting three-dimensions of learning system using classroom instruction, influencers and field trips has students motivated to participate in the program with three goals to Inform, Inspire, and Improve.
Lawrence launched his writing career in 1999, releasing his first novelette The Ring of Betrayal, then When Tomorrow Comes, in 2002. In 2005, his novel, I No Longer Play the Game, which is his signature work of fiction, was also published by the Beckham House Publishing Group.
After 17 years since last being published, Lawrence captivates with a fresh outlook inspired by maturity, Lawrence releases his most recent fiction work to encourage a new generation to read.