Interview with Larry Tyree

What inspired you to write Sci-Fi adventures?
After many years of interaction with both strange and interesting characters in a number of historical locations in the southwest, my curiosity just got the best of me. I have never been one to believe in the supernatural or intervention from outer space, but... experience changes perception and what is or is not reality. It was my final years in Santa Fe that forced the issue. I was there for over six years and it literally changed by thought process. I think Einstein was right, "Reality is but an illusion."
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
My wife and I still travel mostly in the Southwest. I try to stay in touch with friends and colleagues in Arizona, New Mexico and a few in California. The great thing about having been in the resort industry, your friends scatter all over the country so you never know where you may end up. Hawaii has always been our favorite to relax and seek inspiration.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I still have the first story I ever wrote. Although it was years ago, it is still not completed. It came after a trip to West Virginia and the realization that my ancestors had played a major role in the history of the state as well as the American Civil War. It will be a manuscript someday. I call it, "Rebels Renegades and Rogues."
What is your writing process?
I start with a story board and I keep adding to it until I have the general layout of my story.
I write when the inspiration hits me. I may not write for a week or more, or I may sit down and write for two or three days straight. I know that if I hit a writers block, it will eventually work itself out. I never try to hurry the process.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read World War II fiction. I am hopelessly stuck in the forties as you can tell by what I write. It was a magical time in our history.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I still use one of the first Kindles that was produced. My daughter got it for me for Father's Day years back and I still use it. Guess I am a little old fashion or maybe just nostalgic because it was a special gift.
Describe your desk
I would call my desk rather neat. Unfortunately I share it with my wife, Mary, who seems to take up more than her share. I have my computer and a small stack of research notes that I am working on. I also have a gold pocket watch that my granddaughter gave me that is inscribed with my first books name and release date. I keep that there for inspiration as well.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest novel, 'Arrival of the Seekers, Incident at Logan Ranch' came about after a great deal of research into the "Roswell Incident."

That lead to more questions and more research. Bottom line, after all that, yes, I do believe...
What are you working on next?
Some of you will recall my first novel, 'Accidental Traveler,' where at the very beginning the little boy, Juan Pedro, disappears and is never seen again. The biggest question that I get from readers including my wife is; What happened to Juan Pedro? Where did he go?

My next project will be 'Accidental Traveler 2, the Return.'
Published 2017-09-05.
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Books by This Author

Accidental Traveler: The Return
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,860. Language: American English. Published: April 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
In 1938, a little boy vanishes from his New Mexico home, the mystery never solved. Seven years later, a grown man appears in town, claiming to be that boy. Is it really him? Follow Juan Pedro’s path as he travels back through time. Soon he’s involved in historical intrigue surrounding the days before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Will he choose to return to the past or stay in the present?
Arrival of the Seekers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,370. Language: American English. Published: September 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
In 1947, New Mexico rancher and former pilot Jake Logan returns from England, imagining his war is over. After a mysterious vessel crashes on his land, he discovers two days missing from his life: his abduction by aliens isn’t a bad dream after all. Events spiral rapidly, embroiling him and the lovely Abigail in international, intergalactic intrigue, with fate of the U.S. and the world at stake.
Inquisitive Traveler: Time Port Santa Fe
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,060. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Santa Fe, 1942: When a banker is murdered on a deserted road, there’s no shortage of suspects, yet the case remains unsolved. Fascinated with the historical murder, Walker stumbles back through time from the 1990s to investigate. What is Santa Fe’s mysterious portal to the past? How will he and his girlfriend Maggie control it? Will he choose to stay in 1942, abandoning his career and new love?
Accidental Traveler: Time Port Santa Fe
Series: Time Port Santa Fe. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,720. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Arriving in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Tyler Farnsworth ignores local tales of mystery, accounts of people vanishing without a trace. Soon he discovers a “time port” on the ranch he purchased and is flung back through time to 1941 and the outbreak of WW II. Struggling to return to 1991, he faces danger, intrigue, and—unexpectedly—love. Will he find his way back? And does he actually want to?