Ian C Lawrance was born in Wollongong in NSW the youngest of three children. On finishing school he completed a Medical degree at Sydney University and went on to specialise in gastroenterology and complete a PhD in Molecular Medicine at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University. From there he undertook at Post-doctoral fellowship in the USA before returning to Australia and moving to Perth where he continued his basic Science and Clinical research as a Professor at the University of Western Australia. He is currently an Adjunct Professor and continues his research work having published over 120 peer-reviewed research papers and a number of book chapters.
He has four children and one granddaughter. He is involved in the arts performing in Musical Theatre and Light Opera. He plays the Alto Sax and learnt vocal technique for several years.
As an avid Fantasy and Science fiction reader as a teenager he loved the way new worlds could be created and populated by the imagination. He also loved the classics, particularly Jane Austen and the way she wrote in such beautiful melodic waves of prose. Having talked about writing a fantasy novel for over 30 years it was finally time for it to come to fruition. He tries to write in a way that is a little bit different to the standard fantasy novel.
Apostasy - Blood Influence the second in the series is now also available.