Author Guest Post With Larry Peterson

Larry Peterson has kindly agreed to guest post here about his work, and share his inspiration for becoming a writer in honor of his newest release, The Priest and the Peaches.

 About The Author:

Larry Peterson was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. A former Metal Lather/Reinforcing Iron-worker, he left that business after coming down with MS. He, his wife and three kids moved to Florida 30 years ago. Larry began doing freelance newspaper commentary after graduating from Tampa College in 1984.

His first children’s picture book, Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes was published in 2011. In 2012, his full length novel, The Priest and the Peaches was released and he is presently working on the sequel.

He also has a blog ( where he posts weekly commentary. He lives in Pinellas Park, Florida and his kids and six grandchildren all live within three miles of each other.

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 Guest Post:
Describing my work requires me to more or less describe myself. Basically, I am a “blue-collar guy”. It is the world I come from, a world of hard working, hard drinking, construction workers, longshoremen, cops, fireman, railroad workers, bus drivers, truck drivers, sanitation workers, etc.,  who for the most part were family men who loved their God, their families and their country—unconditionally. Consequently, if you ask me to describe my work (as a writer) I would call it “blue-collar.” What does that mean? Well, I believe my work is simple fair, minimally superlative, no-nonsense, easily readable, flows quickly and is, (I work hard at this), well crafted. There is lots of dialogue and I tend to be omniscient. Maybe too much. If you read “The Priest and The Peaches” you will see how often different  characters are “thinking” about something. I think that is because all of the characters and I are part of each other. No one is incidental or simply an after thought stuck in a scene to expedite it.
You know, I always wanted to be a writer but it took me a very long time to actually get here. I make no excuses for that because I was where I was when I was needed and always tried my best to do the right thing when I had to do it, even if it took years. As we enter 2012  I am enjoying what I call, “my permanent senior moment.” I am, at last, a writer. Ain’t that something.
 The Priest and the Peaches:
Title: The Priest and the Peaches
Author: Larry Peterson
ISBN: 978-0-9837418-4-8
ISBN: 978-1-4658-6327-0
Pages: 285
January 1, 2012
Publisher: Tribute Books: Website | Facebook | Twitter

The Priest and the Peaches Book Summary

Historical fiction novel set in the Bronx in the mid-1960s

Take a seven day journey with the five, newly orphaned Peach kids, as they begin their struggle to remain a family while planning their dad’s funeral.

They find an ally in the local parish priest, Father Tim Sullivan, who tries his best to guide them through the strange, unchartered and turbulent waters of “grown-up world.” A story that is sad, funny, and inspiring as it shows how the power of family love and faith can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

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