About Black Rose Writing
"We publish only one genre... our genre."
Black Rose Writing is an independent publishing house that strongly believes in developing a personal relationship with their authors. The Texas-based publishing company doesn't see authors as clients or just another number on a page, but rather as individual people.
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My name is Aaron J. Lawler and I am a writer and educator.
My wonderful family
Without their love and support, I would be nowhere
I am married to my best friend. We have been together for sixteen years and been married for eight years. We have a two year old son and a brand new baby girl! With my wife and my kids I am adventuring through life, and we are doing it together. That is what matters most to me.
We love to travel, site see, explore and learn about the world and people. On any given weekend you might find us traveling Route 66, exploring temples from any number of religious traditions, taking photos at forest preserves, or at the library!
Who am I?
I wear a number of hats in life, and all of them make me a better me
“When we learn something new, we are all a little like Don Quixote; for it was Cervantes who said, "Who reads much and walks much sees much and knows much." And that is the core of what I do - learning and helping others learn. I am a writer, an educator, a family man and a community leader.
I have written a number of nonfiction publications in humanities, technology, game theory and education. I have been a teacher for 15 years from the littlest kids to adult learners to seniors in lifelong learning programs.
My mother and father are incredible people. They support me in all of my endeavors and always have. My siblings have been my closest friends and together we are an inseparable clan. My wife is the most amazing, strong and talented person I know. She motivates me everyday to be a better me, and without her I would be lost. And my kids are my world.
2017 Book Tour
Dates, locations and events
Face-to-face and Virtual Tour
Continue to check back for updates!
January 7th: Book Tour Launch
11am - 12pm Author Talk; 12pm - 2pm Signing
Barnes & Noble, 47 Chicago Ave #132, Naperville, IL 60540
January 22nd: Facebook Live!
6pm - 7pm, Meet the Author and Q&A
February 18th: Book Signing and Reading
1pm - 3pm, Book Signing and discounted books with a cup of coffee
The Village Grind Coffee & Tea Co
19 Main St, Oswego, IL 60543
February 18th: Twitter Live! & Facebook Live!
1pm - 3pm, Virtual tour of the Village Grind
March 4th: Alumni Book Signing and Q&A
11am - 12pm Author Talk; 12pm - 1pm Signing
North Central College, 100 E Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
March 15th: Local Author Night
7pm - 9pm, Book Readings and Signing
The Book Cellar Inc., 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago IL
March 29th: Local Author Event
6:30pm - 7:30pm, Book Readings and Signing
Sugar Grove Library and Modest Coffee
125 S. Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove IL
April 7th: Facebook Live! and Twitter Live!
6pm - 7:30pm, How to Publish with Small Press Tutorial
May13th: Lisle Lit Fest
2 - 4pm, Author Panel and Discussion
777 Front St, Lisle, IL 60532
Save the date for future upcoming events!
*October (TBD): Oswego Literary Fest
TBD, Signature Speech from Authors
32 West Jefferson St, Oswego, IL 60543
*dates and events remain in planning phases, confirmations TBD