Work in Progress #1:
Painting: Butterfly Boy, Fran Forman, 2009
The manuscript for Larry's first book-length work of fiction is done! He began this untitled story a few years ago, but the roots of the story go back much further, to a family vacation at Egg Harbor in Wisconsin in 2008.
During the stay at Egg Harbor, Larry drafted an outline for what he thought would be a children's story. Not satisfied at the time with the idea, he shelved and forgot it-- until a decade later.
To his surprise, it ended up not a story for children at all; rather, it is a mature story, but with a child protagonist. It is the first book of what he hopes will be a trilogy.
Much more to come, as Larry works to find a home for the first book of the Orache Pearl stories.
GENRE: YA / adult crossover speculative fiction; fantasy.
because you’ll be
harder to cage
if you’re different."
—From Untitled (Orache Pearl, Book One)
Work in Progress #2:
Now that Gus Hornsby's Gamble is released, and the first Orache Pearl book is finished and being shopped, Larry has begun a new writing project.
Larry kicked off Florence (the project title) in 2023. The research is a daunting task but should be finished in early 2024. He hopes to have the final draft by the end of the year.
GENRE: adult; historical / literary fiction.