Today, we are excited to introduce you to Michael Faulkner, who writes under the name Lawrence Christopher, a talented author and the principal operator of MF Unlimited, an independent publishing company. Body of work that includes eight books, such as: "All About Mary," "Dog Em," "Mary's Little Lamb" (Mick Hart Mysteries), "The Tickle Fingers" children's book series, "Ghettoway Weekend," "Later Days & Nights" and "Out of the Barrel,."
During this creative corner interview, Lawrence will share his inspiring journey in the publishing industry, from the challenges of getting a book published through traditional channels to successfully establishing an independent publishing company. Join us as we delve into independent publishing and gain insights from Lawrence's journey.
MF Unlimited is a publishing company specializing in independent publishing, with Lawrence Christopher as the principal operator.
What is your business path?
I understand the challenges of getting a book published through traditional channels and decided to take the independent route. My first published title, "All About Mary: A Mick Hart Mystery," was a 103-page novel, which would not have been marketable for a first-time author.
What is the mission of your business/role?
The mission of MF Unlimited is to engage, enlighten, and entertain readers through print media. My business was inspired by my desire to get my book ideas into the hands of readers.
What inspired your business/role?
What inspired my business was demonstrating a positive attitude approach to all challenges by taking a positive approach to publishing challenges. Before becoming a publisher, I was a freelance writer.
What do you enjoy most about the work you do? / What are you most excited about right now?
What I enjoy most about what I do is the crafting of the stories. It allows my vivid
imagination to run wild and research information to support my fact-based fiction. I'm
always excited about the next project.
What do you enjoy the least? Or is there something that surprised you about the role
when you first started?
I least enjoy having to convince the industry (hometown media and retailers) of recognition
and the opportunity to have book signings.
What are some big projects you're working on now or that you've finished up in the last
In June of 2022, I was part of the From Toledo and Beyond Exhibition at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.
What skills do you think are most important for someone interested in a business-like
The most helpful skill for someone to self-publish/independently publish books is
project/program management. Everyone/anyone is and can be a project manager.
How has this journey shaped your life?
This journey has strengthened my faith that "I can do all this through him who gives me
strength." (Philippians 4:13)
How will you inspire others?
I have given a few workshops on how to independently publish books.
Who inspires you and why?
I acknowledge two authors/writers: William July II and Brandon Massey. Both men started as independent authors who have gone on to
becoming best-selling authors, they both offered the benefit of their journeys with me.
Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?
Five years from now, I see myself retiring from my 9-to-5 job and writing full-time. I'm
looking forward to establishing a non-fiction imprint to publish other writers.
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How can a customer contact you?
Customers and reach me via my old-school email address, MFUnltd@aol.com.