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Larry Landgraf

Larry Landgraf
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  • Country: United States
  • Books: 11
  • Profession: Author
  • Born: 21 October, 1948
  • Member Since: Dec 2015
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BIOGRAPHY

Larry Landgraf was born and raised on the Texas Gulf Coast in the swamp country of the Guadalupe River Delta. Larry has spent his entire life dealing with nature. He is at home with snakes, alligators, and every other swamp critter. In fact, a rattlesnake which crossed his path the other day is now a hatband. Larry started hunting and fishing to provide for his family while still in elementary school. He can build stuff with raw materials and make things work. Larry is a survivor by necessity.

Larry spent sixteen years in school. He majored in mathematics and earned minors in chemistry, biology and history while in college. He is book smart, but many years working for himself has given him common sense, practical ingenuity, numerous survival skills and the ability to make things work when they stubbornly choose not to work.

Larry wrote his first book Dangerous Waters in 1986 in an attempt to save his livelihood from government regulations. This book did not prevent the demise of his commercial fishing career. Larry began a new career as a contractor.

Larry and his wife raised three beautiful and smart children. After they moved away to pursue their dreams, Larry and his wife parted ways. Larry hasn’t looked back. It took a while, but after much searching, Larry met Ellen. She recently moved in with Larry and both plan to spend the rest of their lives together. Both work hard helping themselves and each other.

In 2012, Larry wrote his second book How to be a Smart SOB Like Me. According to his girlfriend, Ellen, this book is a rant. Larry says the book is his autobiography, but is much more than this. He claims it is a self-help pattern to a better life. Larry claims to be one of the happiest people on the planet, and would not change a single thing in his life. The book tells it like it is from Larry’s perspective. A rant? You decide.

Into Autumn is Larry’s third book, but his debut novel. He thinks this is the perfect book for the times, and is well written and edited. Ellen played a big part in the editing process. Maybe he had to get everything out of his system with the last book to be able to write a great novel. Larry thinks this book has a great chance of becoming a best-seller.

If you wish to know more about Larry, maybe you should read his last book, How to be a Smart SOB Like Me. This book will tell you maybe a little more about him than you wish to know, but it is quite complete. He feels he shouldn’t repeat his biography here because it is available elsewhere. You can find the book at Amazon.com.

Larry continues to work hard and play hard. Most of his work these days is for himself and Ellen. He continues to play poker and travel, but his yard, orchard, garden and other hobbies take up most of his time these days, as does writing. Larry has a children’s book in the works and has turned his first novel into a Four Seasons Series with Into Spring, Into Winter, and Into Summer. He also wrote a screenplay for each.

Larry has won numerous awards for his books and screenplays.

Larry Landgraf's Books

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The Adventures of Ollie Orangutan
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The Adventures of Ollie Orangutanby Larry LandgrafPublish: May 19, 2020Children's
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Tales from the Riversideby Larry LandgrafPublish: Apr 15, 2018Biographies & Memoirs
Chaos in Corpus Christi
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Chaos in Corpus Christiby Larry LandgrafPublish: Oct 12, 2018Series: Four Seasons Book 2
Into Summer: Dawn of a New Age (Four Seasons Series Book 4)
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Into Summer: Dawn of a New Age (Four Seasons Series Book 4)by Larry LandgrafPublish: Oct 23, 2018Series: Four SeasonsAction & Adventure
Fanning The Flames of Freedom
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Fanning The Flames of Freedomby Larry LandgrafPublish: Feb 09, 2019Series: Four Seasons Book 4
Vendetta In The Valley
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Vendetta In The Valleyby Larry LandgrafPublish: Feb 09, 2019Series: Four Seasons Book 3
Into Autumn: A Story of Survival (Four Seasons Book 1)
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Into Autumn: A Story of Survival (Four Seasons Book 1)by Larry LandgrafPublish: Jan 22, 2017Series: Four SeasonsAction & Adventure
Into Spring: The Next Generation (Four Seasons Book 2)
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Into Spring: The Next Generation (Four Seasons Book 2)by Larry LandgrafPublish: Jan 24, 2017Series: Four SeasonsAction & Adventure
Into Winter
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Into Winterby Larry LandgrafPublish: Sep 21, 2017Series: Four SeasonsAction & Adventure
A Tempest in Texas
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A Tempest in Texasby Larry LandgrafPublish: Apr 03, 2017Series: Four Seasons Book 1Action & Adventure
How to be a Smart SOB Like Me
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How to be a Smart SOB Like Meby Larry LandgrafPublish: Mar 24, 2017Biographies & Memoirs

Larry Landgraf's Series in Order

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  • Four Seasons Book 2

    Chaos in Corpus Christi - Published on Oct, 2018
  • Four Seasons

    Into Summer: Dawn of a New Age (Four Seasons Series Book 4) - Published on Oct, 2018 Into Winter - Published on Sep, 2017 Into Spring: The Next Generation (Four Seasons Book 2) - Published on Jan, 2017 Into Autumn: A Story of Survival (Four Seasons Book 1) - Published on Jan, 2017
  • Four Seasons Book 4

    Fanning The Flames of Freedom - Published on Feb, 2019
  • Four Seasons Book 3

    Vendetta In The Valley - Published on Feb, 2019
  • Four Seasons Book 1

    A Tempest in Texas - Published on Apr, 2017

Larry Landgraf interview On 06, Jan 2016

"It's time to welcome our multi-talented author Larry Landgraf . He was born and raised on the Texas Gulf Coast in the swamp country of the Guadalupe River Delta. Larry has spent his entire life dealing with nature.Larry wrote his first book Dangerous Waters in 1986 in an attempt to save his livelihood from government regulations. This book did not prevent the demise of his commercial fishing career. Larry began a new career as a contractor.In 2012, Larry wrote his second book , How to be a Smart SOB Like Me. And now a day Larry one of the popular authors . Larry's writing style is amazing."
Ex-fisherman, ex-contractor, now a writer! Quite some diversions.. So Larry, do you consider yourself to be of an explorer personality type?

Absolutely! I love to travel and see and learn new things. I’ve traveled to Iceland, Eastern Europe, Curacao, Costa Rica, Alaska, Hawaii, Baja and the U.S. from Florida and D.C. to California and Washington state. I also love where I live, in the swamp of the Guadalupe River delta on the Texas Gulf Coast. I have some acreage with an orchard and a large garden where I grow the fruit I love and numerous veggies. I love birds and flowers, and most of the critters I share the swamp with. I seldom hunt anymore, except to protect myself, garden and orchard. When younger, I hunted out of necessity. These days, I love to watch the animals. I don’t need to kill them for food, therefore, I don’t. They provide more pleasure by just their presence.

Your readers would love to know ‘what a typical day in your life looks like’?

As a commercial fisherman, then a contractor, I got up early and went to bed late. These days I like to sleep in. A well-rested mind and body are better for writing and book marketing and all the chores which go along with that process. I spend a lot of time on the computer, but I also have chores around the house which always include yard work and a not so little remodeling project inside the house. A bathroom remodel is currently in progress. I love to cook, so most days include a little cooking. I currently have a pie shell awaiting for my famous lemon meringue filling utilizing home-grown lemons. Day trips include maybe kayaking, a walk on the beach or a walk down the road behind the house.

What was your inspiration behind finally taking up writing? Tell us something about Into Autumn?

I never planned on becoming a writer. I wrote my first book many years ago to try to salvage my commercial fishing career. That attempt failed. My second book was written because I had a lot of stuff on my chest which I could not let go of. This book is autobiographical in nature and will tell you probably a little more about me than you wish to know, but I got a chip off my shoulder in the process. My girlfriend calls it my “rant” though I still refer to it as my autobiography. I admit, it does tell-it-like-it-is from only my perspective. As far as “Into Autumn”, again I did not plan to write a book. I woke up one morning with a story in my head. I sat down at the computer and started typing. Before I knew it, I had written 300 pages. My girlfriend, Ellen, read the manuscript, which lead to a major re-write and another 100 pages. At this point, with a little praise and encouragement from Ellen, I decided I had written a fairly good book. A few edits later and with some input from others, I decided I had written a book which had possibilities to make it to the New York Times bestseller list. I set this as my eventual goal and published the book and began the marketing process. The reviews have been good, so I continue to press forward with an extensive marketing program which I am handling almost totally myself.

Are you currently working on any other book?

I plan to work on a cookbook with my best friend and a sequel to “Into Autumn”. Both books are already started and will be worked on more seriously as I get the marketing going to my satisfaction on “Into Autumn”. I eliminated the three final chapters of “Into Autumn” before publishing, so it is not quite the cliffhanger the original manuscript was, but it still demands a sequel. My love for cooking, some old family recipes as well as some of my own concoctions demand a cookbook as well.

What interests you other than writing?

I live in a place where many people like to vacation to, but I still like to venture out of the swamp to see new places. Ellen and I also like to kayak, fish, cook together, build things, go to movies, and just relax from time to time to enjoy each other’s company.

What kind of books do you like to read? Tell us something about your favorite authors?

I don’t read scary books anymore. I dream too much most nights, and I don’t like nightmares from scary stories. I like a good Sci-fi, but lately have been drawn to other genres. A good mystery is nice. I like fairly simple storylines that are easy to read. It’s too hard to keep up with a complicated story, though a few years ago I read “War and Peace”. I find too many stories these days, where it is difficult to understand who is saying what in a story. I know it clutters up the text, but I want to clearly know who is speaking in a story. Something simple like “Tom Sawyer” would be nice. Well, maybe not quite that simple. I tried an erotica book not long ago. I had no trouble following that one, but there was not much of a story. It has to have a decent story for me to enjoy.

You have written both in fiction and self-help category. We hate to ask this but which genre is your favorite?

Fiction, with the exception of my upcoming cookbook, will likely be the genre I will write in. There is a lot of room for expressing yourself through characters without worrying about the accuracy of statistics. Whatever I choose to be true and real is what I want to be true and real. I can also fantasize if I so choose.

Share with us one of the best review that you have ever received?

“Into Autumn” has received many great reviews and I would like to share many, but just to share one is difficult. Several reviews point to different sections which the reader liked which gave me a fuzzy feeling inside when I read the review. To pick one? I guess it would have to be: “This book was insanely awesome, it had a lot of grit to it. The subject content was amazing. The detail was super impressive.” by Amazon customer. I wish I knew who the reviewer was. I would like to thank him or her for such a wonderful review. All I know is that they are an Amazon customer. You can find it on Amazon to verify the review. Again, to have a perfect stranger call my book “insanely awesome” gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. That someone really loved my book is in itself “awesome!” (My! My! How did I screw up the page formatting?)

How do you promote your work? How QuotesRain helped you in your book promotions and sales, would you like to refer this platform to your author friends?

I am doing everything I can think of to get my book out “there”. I created my own book trailer video, I created my own webpage, I created my new Facebook fan page, I’ve scheduled book signings and book festival events, I’ve become a tweeter, I have amassed a huge selection of photos to attract attention to my messages, and I have created dozens of webpage sites like QuotesRain to give my book the exposure I need to get the word out about my book. I believe QuotesRain will be a major platform for me to get the word out about “Into Autumn”. Thank you QuotesRain for all your help.

Do you have any message for your readers?

I believe I have created a timely book for the state of our country, but it is much more than that. I have created a story almost anyone can enjoy. It is not all “gloom and doom”. It is not all “blood and guts”. It is a story of love and camaraderie. It is a story of making the best out of a bad situation. It will open your eyes. It may make you cry, but I believe it will also make you laugh. The genre may appear that the book is mostly for men, but I truly believe more women than men will enjoy “Into Autumn”. Read and enjoy!

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