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Aaron Paul Lazar writes to soothe his soul and lives in the lovely Genesee Valley of upstate New York.

Background Information

I grew up in rural New England, surrounded by music, art, literature, gardens, bountiful family feasts, and a host of animals. Summers were spent in Maine, in my grandparents' rustic fishing resort. They were magical and innocent times, and I was a supremely happy child. Shy, retiring, and an avid reader, I always had my nose in a book, and often read outdoors. I loved being outside. I'd ride my old gelding to a quiet field, stop beneath a tree, and read as he munched on the lush grass. I guess that's when my romantic soul began to stir.

Early on, I devoured mysteries. Adventures with horses and dogs also figured prominently in my "Arrow Book Club" selections. My parents would bring home boxes of books from auctions, and I'd find myself happily lost in The Hardy Boys for weeks. I graduated to Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, Helen McInnes, Alistair McLean, and Isaac Asimov in my teen years. As time went on, I progressed to my current favorite novelists who include: John D. McDonald, James Patterson, Dick Francis, Clive Cussler, Laurie King, Lillian Jackson Braun, Rex Stout, Peter Mayle, Dean Koontz, Stephen King and Tony Hillerman, to name a few. I loved writing stories as a youth and kept copious journals. 

Birth Place
Boston, NY USA

Nominated for numerous literary awards, Books & Authors Award for Literary Excellence, Ezine Articles Expert, and MyShelf Best Website.


Double Forté
• 2012 ForeWord BOTYA, Mystery, FINALIST

Tremolo: cry of the loon –
• 2013 Eric Hoffer Book Awards: Grand Prize Short List
• 2013 Eric Hoffer Book Awards: Honorable Mention, Eric Hoffer Legacy Fiction
• 2011 Global eBook Award Finalist in Historical Fiction Contemporary
• 2011 Preditors & Editors Readers Choice Award – 2nd place Mystery
• 2008 Yolanda Renée's Top Ten Books
• 2008 MYSHELF Top Ten Reads

For the Birds
• 2011 ForeWord Book Awards, FINALIST in Mystery
• 2012 Carolyn Howard-Johnson's Top 10 Reads

Essentially Yours
• 2013 EPIC Book Awards, FINALIST in Suspense
• 2013 Eric Hoffer Da Vinci Eye Award Finalist

Healey’s Cave
• 2012 EPIC Book Awards WINNER Best Paranormal
• 2011 Eric Hoffer Book Award, WINNER Best Book in Commercial Fiction
• 2011 Finalist for Allbooks Review Editor's Choice
• 2011 Winner of Carolyn Howard Johnson's 9th Annual Noble (not Noble!) Prize for Literature
• 2011 Finalists for Global EBook Awards

Terror Comes Knocking
• 2013 Global Ebook Awards, Paranormal – Bronze

For Keeps
• 2013 Semi Finalist in Kindle Book Review Book Awards, Mystery Category

Additional Information

Aaron Paul Lazar resides in Upstate New York with his wife, mother-in-law, dogs, and four cats. After writing in the early morning hours, he works as an applications engineer in Rochester, New York. Additional passions include vegetable, fruit, and flower gardening; preparing large family feasts; photographing his family, gardens, and the breathtakingly beautiful Genesee Valley; cross-country skiing across the rolling hills; playing a distinctly amateur level of piano, and spending “time” with the French Impressionists whenever possible. Although he adored raising his three delightful daughters, Mr. Lazar finds grandfathering his “two little buddies” to be one of the finest experiences of his life.

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Lazar Books
Home of all Lazar's books, including three mystery series, writing books, and even a love story. Includes excerpts, reviews, readers' feedback, links to purchase, and links to all formats of books including eBooks, print, and audio books.

Aaron Paul Lazar
This slightly out of place Renaissance man writes mysteries and more. Seedlings are sneaky little germs of ideas that refuse to go away. When they sprout and grow, they'll appear here. Topics include writing, family, gardens, and more. They're often infused with a bit of gentle philosophy and always with a lust for life.

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