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"If you are booked on the Titanic, then you might as well go first class."


Background Information

I was born in a small town near Boston, where I was raised on a steady diet of family, politics, and the Red Sox. After graduating from Georgetown University, I spent two years in the Army, including a year in Viet Nam in the 1st Infantry Division. After I got out, I worked for the Federal government in Washington, D.C. until retirement. I have volunteered as a literacy tutor, a hot line listener and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in need of assistance. I currently reside in a small city just far enough from Washington DC to be somewhere else.

I began blogging in the late 1980's and have been writing steadily ever since. Most of that writing concerned politics, but then one day I woke up and realized that I had been listening to the same arguments between right and left for the last 50 years and was tired of it. At the same time I grew interested in science and the natural world. Call it my attempt to reconcile religion and rationality. Eventually, I got old enough and bold enough to gaze at my own inner world. That is when I began thinking about writing a novel.

My first novel, "The Magpie's Secret," is what I think of as a thriller with a heart. There is a suspense plot wrapped around the story of a man who had lost interest in living until he was told that he might be dying at the hands of a professional killer. In his search for answers he rediscovers a connection to his own life and to the people in it, including a new love he finds in the most unlikely place.

Birth Place
Frederick, MD USA
Favorite Links

The Windroot Times
G.J. Lau's blog, with a focus on personal reflections, science, and current issues.

The Windroot Press
The Windroot Press is the literary home of G. J. Lau, the name under which I publish. My real home is Frederick, MD, a place just far enough from Washington, DC, to be somewhere else. I have been blogging for years and have now taken up writing lengthier works, both fiction and non-fiction.