Author C. E. Lawrence/Carole Buggé

CAROLE BUGGE (C. E. LAWRENCE) has nine published novels, six novellas and a dozen or so short stories and poems. Her work has received starred reviews from such publications as Kirkus, The Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, The Boston Herald, Ellery Queen, and others. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines. Winner of both the Euphoria Poetry Competition and the Eve of St. Agnes Poetry Award, she is also a two time Pushcart Poetry Prize nominee and First Prize winner of the Maxim Mazumdar Playwriting Competition, the Chronogram Literary Fiction Prize, Jerry Jazz Musician Short Fiction Award, and the Jean Paiva Memorial Fiction award, which included an NEA grant to read her fiction and poetry at Lincoln Center. A finalist in the McClaren, MSU and Henrico Playwriting Competitions, she has read her work at Barnes and Noble, The Knitting Factory, Mercy College, Merritt Books, the Colony Café, as well as the Inquiring Minds and Gryphon Bookstores. She has received grants from Poets and Writers, and the New York State Arts Council. Her story "A Day in the Life of Comrade Lenin" received an Honorable Mention in St. Martin's Best Fantasy and Horror Stories, and she was a winner in the Writer's Digest Competition in both the playwriting and essay categories. She was the only writer to be selected two years in a row, from over 600 blind submissions, to be included in both Vengeance and The Mystery Box, the 2012 and 2013 anthologies published by Mystery Writers of America, edited by Lee Child and Brad Meltzer respectively.


Her plays and musicals have been presented in New York City at The Players Club, Manhattan Punchline, Pulse Theatre, The Van Dam Street Playhouse, Love Creek, Playwrights Horizons, HERE, the Episcopal Actors’ Guild, the Jan Hus Theatre, Lakota Theatre, The Open Book,  Street Theatre, Genesius Guild, the 14thThe 78thinternationally, including the Alleyway Theatre, the Fairfield Theatre, The Bay Street Theatre, Actors and Writers, and the Byrdcliffe Theatre. She was sponsored by The Paper Mill Playhouse for a TCG Playwriting Award two years in a row, and was a Playwriting Fellowship finalist at Manhattan Theatre Club. She is a Fellow of the International Writers Retreat at Hawthornden Castle, Scotland, as well Writer in Residence at Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in Woodstock, New York. She was head writer for the television sketch show Human Relations 101 and is a juror for the Scholastic National Achievement Awards in both the playwriting and fiction writing categories. She holds a B.A. with honors in English, with a second major in German from Duke University, where she also received formal training in piano and voice. She teaches creative writing at NYU and Gotham Writers Workshop, and has taught at the Cape Cod, San Miguel and Woodstock Writers Conferences.

BBC's Sherlock: A Review by Carole Bugge

Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #12 Paperback – April 24, 2014 ("click" here to visit magazine on Amazon)

A short story

90th Anniversary Fiction – Slaughter House by Carole Bugge

Weird Tales No 362 Journal – January 1, 2014 ("click" here to visit the journal on Amazon)

Hot Off The Press

New Issue of China Grove!

Features Carole Bugge's short story 

"Why I Live at the Laundromat"

Semi Finalist the Ellen Gilchrist Prize in Short Fiction and will be Featured Poet in Issue #3

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"Sherlockians, there's cause to celebrate.... THE STAR OF INDIA is...a fine addition to the growing canon of Holmesian literature." (The Herald)


WHO KILLED BLANCHE DUBOIS is an obsolutely and wonderfully clued story...captures the reader's imagination." (Romantic Times)

Praise for C. E. Lawrence and Silent Screams

"A dark, intriguing thriller." (Publisher's Weekly)


Silent Victim - "Lawrence keeps the adrenalin pumping, building suspense on both banks of the Hudson." (Chronogram)

To win a signed copy of SILENT KILLS, reply  to my post on the Big Thrill website (link below) and tell me why you would like to win a copy of this book. A winner will be chosen at random. This contest will run until November 30, 2014. Good Luck!         "click" here to visit the giveaway's website

C. E. Lawrence (aka Carole Bugge) is working on a historical thriller taking place in 19th century Edinburgh. Completed the first one, Edinburgh Twilight and working on the sequel, Edinburgh Dusk.

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C. E. Lawrence is available to appear at your book club meeting. Please contact her through this site.

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