“The Buffalo Pilot- Book 3” in the works for 2020

Ready Room Team,

Just wanted to share I’m approaching 200 pages on writing Book 3 where the story focuses on Ford, Emily and many of your old friends. The story takes place between Western New York’s Buffalo/Niagara Falls and Washington, DC.

I also introduce many new characters, including First Lieutenant Charlie Stevens…Air Force Reserve’s newest pilot. Who knew Ford’s younger brother wanted to fly? I wonder if they get along…

In the meantime, the newest trailer came out for “Top Gun 2: Maverick.” As I’ve said earlier, I’m pretty sure this will fix the pilot shortage! Click here to watch it.

Wishing you a great holiday and a Happy New Year!

National Air and Space Museum – Book Signing on Saturday, April 27, 2019!

It’s an honor to be invited back!

Please join me at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum – Udvar-Hazy Center, Dulles Airport, Virginia on April 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM where I will be signing copies of my thriller books. 

The Smithsonian Institution Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum is located at 22556 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Herndon, VA 20171, Washington Dulles Airport Click here for directions and information.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Hilton Head Monthly Magazine

Local Reads of the Lowcountry

By Amy Coyne Bredeson / 28 January 2019 /

“The Black Scorpion Pilot” BY LAWRENCE A. COLBY

Link: Click here

Former Hilton Head Island resident Lawrence A. Colby spent 20 years flying for the U.S. Marine Corps and the Air Force Reserve. He spent five years working as a military assistant at the Pentagon. Now he’s reached new heights: His Ford Stevens Military Aviation Thriller Series is a No. 1 Amazon best-seller; the second book in the series, “The Black Scorpion Pilot,” was released in December. Though he has lived in the Washington, D.C., area for years, the Lowcountry remains one of Colby’s favorite places, he said. He loves the area so much that he has snuck in mentions of several local spots in his books — for example, Skull Creek Boathouse and Green Wing Teal Road in Sea Pines. “I love capturing places that I’ve lived or have visited, and I like to work that into my stories so that I write with full authenticity,” Colby said. “Because I lived on Hilton Head, I know the people, the places and the culture.” Colby’s newest military suspense novel can be found online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other retailers. It is also stocked locally at the Skull Creek General Store. For more information, go to www.colbyaviationthrillers.com.

Thank You For A Great Year!


Thank you so much for an excellent year! I am happy to have highlighted our terrific teammates in the military through entertaining stories that you enjoy.  I’ve enjoyed writing them as much as you liked reading them.

Over the past two years, I have received many emails and photos from great folks who have shared with me their dreams and hopes after reading one of my books, from wanting to fly to the devastating loss a loved one.  Thank you for sharing your stories with me.

Please continue to support these two veteran organizations, as your continued support in purchasing my books supports them as well: Team Rubicon Global and The Headstrong Project

Looking forward to sharing more books with you for many years to come!

Thank you.

All the best,

Cheese Colby

PS If you’re interested in the new #1 Amazon Bestseller, The Black Scorpion Pilot, click here.  Thanks again, and Happy New Year!

The Black Scorpion Pilot Book Signing at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum