Sunday, April 24, 2011

Escape Earth Tickets

Escape Earth Tickets 

I am the author of the 2012 sci-fi novel Escape 2 Earth.  The overwhelming majority of readers liked the story however there were a small number of people who accused me of creating fear and panic.   

My daughter recently sent me a link to this website.  You can image my surprise when I visited the site and read this.

Book tickets now for yourself, family, and friends to ensure safe passage to the new world.

The world as we know it will end December 21, 2012! Luckily you can save yourself and loved ones from the Earth’s apocalypse by booking your tickets now aboard the USS Ark 2012 escape ship. What is the USS Ark 2012, you ask? It is the one and only Earth escape spaceship that will provide safe passage to a new habitable planet in the event of Armageddon in 2012.
Wow, some brave soul has taken Escape 2 Earth 2012 from a novel to the Escape Earth experience.  In addition to an actual ticket this site offers you a choice of packages sent to you by mail.

To avoid any confusion I should point out the differences between Escape 2 Earth the novel and the Escape Earth Experience (tickets)
My website is called Escape 2 Earth 2012.   You can download Escape 2 Earth on Kindle on sale here.  

Their site Escape Earth Tickets
The names are very similar but are in no way related. 
Below is an excerpt taken from Escape 2 Earth 2012.  For a tour of one of our

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tour the Mega Ship from Escape 2 Earth 2012

Tour the Mega Ship from Escape 2 Earth

 Since the folks over at Escape Earth 2012 are selling tickets to board the USS Ark 2012 escape ship we decided to give you a tour of one of our 2012 Mega Space Ships for free.
Actually it's an excerpt from Escape 2 Earth 2012. 

On a beautiful, breezy spring evening the president made good on his promise by allowing a CNN reporter and his camera crew total access to one of the first completed mega ships located in the Tiger Bay State Forest just a stone’s throw away from Daytona Beach Florida. 
Art and Julie were already at Matt and Sara’s apartment at the White House when Will arrived.  The guys had been inside a few of the ships on several occasions before but have never seen or toured a completed vessel.  Matt and Sara made cocktails for their guest.  They joined their friends who had already congregated in the living room around the TV watching as a handsome young African American reporter stood on one of four large ramps leading to the interior of the mega rescue ship named the Florida Sky Surfer. 
“Good evening  viewers, I am about to take you on an amazing exclusive tour inside one of the mega ships that will carry the millions of Americans to our new home on December 21,2012.” 
As the reporter spoke the twenty foot wide dark brown conveyor belt like ramp slowly carried him higher toward the entrance.  When the studio’s control room switched to a wide shot the massive, oval shaped, cream colored, city size ship came into view.  The design of the space ship was not like any that you would normally see in movies.  It was narrow near the bottom and widest in the center then tapered off near the top. 
The large windows of the command center could clearly be seen at the far left a few decks below the very top of the new vessel.  On the grounds near the ship a ring of ten powerful flood lights were trained on the glossy Sky Surfer.  For many American’s this was the first live look at one of the rescue ships.  More than thirty stories high and wider than five city blocks the first challenge was finding enough locations around the country for the flying cities to be constructed. 
Under the glaring lights the cream colored ship appeared to look white, the windows, portals and doors of the exterior were all trimmed in navy blue.  Once inside the reporter was greeted by six heavily armed shoulders, three on each side of the entrance. 
The reporter paused briefly to offer a word of caution.  “If any of you feel the urge to visit one of these fascinating ships I suggest you reconsider.  The White House has made it perfectly clear that the ships are off limits to all unauthorized personnel.  The first thing that I noticed was how low the ceilings are.  I was told earlier by one of the engineers that the reason for the low ceilings was to keep the height of the ship lower.” 
He turned to face a silver circular desk; behind the desk were a half dozen computers with blank screens.  “This will be the check in station; it’s actually located on the third deck of the ship.  The two decks below me will be used entirely for storage of supplies and various other necessities needed for the upcoming voyage.” 
Before the reporter made his way down the light green corridor en route to one of the dining areas he pointed out the ships floor plan located on the wall to his left then to the soft lights above and alongside the wide hallway floor. 
“In space there is no day or night” he explained “so the ship’s computers have been programmed to simulate the twenty four hour cycle by gradually diming the lights in the common areas at night and slowly raising them during what would be our normal daytime hours.  I should also point out that the entire ship is climate controlled.” 
Seconds later he strolled casually through the first huge white dining hall and sat at one of the tables.  “This is one of five dining halls on this vessel; it seats one thousand people at a time.  When the tables are removed it becomes what is known as a common area, a place for meetings, and other gatherings.  The food travels via a series of computerized conveyor belts.  Chefs and their staff in the kitchens above us will work in shifts twenty four hours a day to feed the fifty thousand passengers who will live aboard this ship for nine months so don’t even think about ordering room service.”
Light, soft colors of lime green, egg shell and baby blue were some of the colors that made the ship feel more like home.  The CNN reporter turned tour guide led the viewers through the ship highlighting areas like the observation deck with the large picture windows, the jogging track that circled the entire top floor of the ship and the extensive hydroponics garden area where additional food, herbs, and spices would be grown. 
The tour lasted a full two hours with stops at one of the security stations and the living quarters.  The young reporter sat on a small bed in one of the tan colored apartments.  “I gotta tell ya, this ain’t the Ritz Carlton.  The rooms are small and the furniture is sparse.  This unit is for a family of four, it has three beds, one table, and four chairs that are bolted to the floor for safety.  There is room for storage but as you can see there will be no TV so you may want to bring along a couple of good books.    
The tour was completed at the ship’s hospital.  “The hospital, like the ship itself, is state of the art complete with fully functioning emergency and operating rooms.  It looks like our alien benefactors have thought of everything including the fact that on a ship of this size you may still be miles away from the hospital so there are eight nurse’s stations placed throughout the vessel.”  As the reporter signed off and left the ship Matt turned down the volume.
It was a picture perfect day when Will returned to his home town.  A crowd of twenty thousand people, many wearing tee shirts with 2012, or pictures of the Mayan Calendar had gathered at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia to witness the unveiling of the latest mega ship. 
Escape 2 Earth 2012
Don't miss out.  During the month of April all science fiction books by author Lawrence Johnson will be on sale at their lowest prices ever.   Escape Earth 2012

 If you are interested in checking out the Escape Earth site here is their link.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Blackout is Out!

An Alexander Steele Investigation
Alexander Steele is a retired African American private detective turned night club owner living in Philadelphia. He hoped to put the detective life behind him and move on with his longtime girlfriend Shakia. When one of Alex's friends brings him an encrypted travel drive with info on the blackout that was created three months before the recent Canadian blackout; Alex finds himself drawn into the well-crafted mind games of a madman known as Chameleon.

Chameleon is an American terrorist whose goal is to shut down the country by collapsing the economy of the United States of America. From the snow cover streets of Montreal, Canada to the tropical beaches of Nassau Alex follows the trail of clues and dead bodies as he inches closer to revealing the plot to bring down the entire U S government while narrowly surviving the constant attempts on his life.

Will Steele succeed in putting together all the clues before Chameleon turns the US into a third world country or will Steel’s name be added to Chameleon’s long list of names in the obituaries?  

Blackout is actually the prequel to The Case of the Death Dealer.  If you like Death Dealer.  You'll love Blackout. 
Private detective Alexander Steele has been around for quite sometime.  You may not have heard of him but that’s about to change.  The concept for the original novel began back in the year 2000.  By the time I got around to outlining, and summarizing the story in 2001the World Trade Center was hit.  Since Alexander Steele’s story involved an attack on American soil by foreigners, I decided to scrap the book out of respect to the families and friends who lost loved on that day.

Fast forward to 2009, Alex Steele comes to life in his first novel titled Blackout.  Before you rush out to pick up your copy I should tell you that Blackout has not been published yet.  Below is a summary of the story also a link to the website.  So here we are in the summer of 2010 and once again Alex Steele comes out of retirement in an attempt to prevent a huge shipment of lethal drugs from hitting the streets of Philly.  He has to move fast in order to save the thousands of lives that are in jeopardy.  The end of this story will surprise you. 

Check the previous blog post to enter into the contest

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Alexander Steele is a retired African American private detective turned night club owner living in Philadelphia. He hoped to put the detective life behind him and move on with his longtime girlfriend Shakia. When Alex's friend brings him an encrypted travel drive with info on the blackout that was created three months before the recent Canadian blackout; Alex finds himself drawn into the well-crafted mind games of a madman known as Chameleon.
Win one of 3 autographed copies of BLACKOUT
by author Lawrence Johnson

To enter answer any 3 of the five questions listed below.

1. What is the name of Alexander Steele's night club?
2. Who did Steele go to see in the Badlands?
3. What is the name of Fat Daddy's boat/yacht?
4. Where did the Atlantic City shootout take place?
5. Name the type of business they blew up while Steele was parked across the street?

Answers to the above questions can be found in Alexander Steele and the Case of the Death Dealer.

Submit your answers and name via e-mail with the heading BLACKOUT CONTEST to

Three (3) winners will be selected

Good Luck

Only residents of the United States, Canada, Mexico and the UK are eligible.






Ex-detective Alexander Steele is the owner of a private upscale nightclub in Philly, but there’s a problem the retired private detective can’t seem to solve. People keep bringing him new cases, life or death cases that he can’t refuse. Check out what happens when Alex Steele steps out of retirement to take on drug lords in Alexander Steele and the Death Dealer by author Lawrence Johnson Sr.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Effigy's Theresa Danley Interviews 2012 Author Larry J.

Lawrence Johnson Sr Interview

For the traditional sci-fi enthusiast, this month's featured guest is Lawrence Johnson Sr, author of ESCAPE 2 EARTH 2012.  This story provides a thrilling adventure that sweeps the reader across some of Earth's greatest archaeological mysteries all the while encapsulating the heros in an end-of-the-world battle between two alien races.  Piqued your interest?  Read on as Lawrence shares with us more about ESCAPE 2 EARTH 2012 and gives us a peek into his writing experiences.

Welcome Lawrence!  Please tell us a little about ESCAPE 2 EARTH 2012.

ESCAPE 2 EARTH 2012 is a sci-fi novel that begins 8 years before December 2012. The three main characters, Matt, Will, and Art discover and eventually decipher cryptic alien messages hidden within crop circles around the world. Earth will be destroyed however another Earth-like planet exists in another galaxy. If Earth’s leaders can decode the alien’s instructions in time billions of lives will be saved. After an encounter with a secret alien origination the three men learn of a plot by a ruthless alien leader that will doom the entire human race. This leads Matt, Will, and Art on a roller coaster ride through deception, sabotage, and murder.
Read the full interview here.