Interview with Larry Hunter

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I believe that writing is a wonderful means of expression and telling stories. As an technical trainer I learned to make dull topics interesting by wrapping the information in a story. My writing allows me to tell stories in print (or on a screen) much in the manner I did orally in the past. I also enjoy the challenge of putting a book together with no outside help other than some editing. It is gratifying to see my own creations in an e book format and even more so to have readers give constructive, flattering, and honest evaluations.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do not remember the first story I wrote but the first that was published remains clear in my mind. It was a short story about a boy growing up on a sharecroppers farm in the south. Base on a true event it won an award and started me on my path to self publishing my novels. It was called "The Egg Gathering Incident".
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When not writing fiction I am an avid fisherman and write a fishing column for my local newspaper. Of course I read a great deal both for pleasure and for research. I enjoy working with wood but working on classic motorcycles, either restoration or building custom bikes is my biggest passion.
What are you working on next?
I am currently writing a novel which takes place in the near future involving an apocalyptic event and the political situations that led to it.. The story follows a group located in a campground in the South as it prepares in advance and then struggles to survive in the aftermath of the event.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read the same genre's that I write in. I enjoy crime novels, mysteries, and hard science fiction novels particularly those dealing with apocalyptic situations.
Published 2015-11-15.
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Books by This Author

Minor Incidents: A Tale of the Apocalypse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,900. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Russia invades Ukraine. The United States, led by a newly installed right wing President, responds. These events result in a limited exchange of nuclear weapons and an effective return to the technology of the nineteenth century for the northern hemisphere. The story follows a small group of survivors in the southern USA who fight to make it in the dystopian world suddenly created by the turmoil.
Vendetta: Mexican Standoff
Series: The Tucker Crime Novels, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,030. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Tucker and Susan go on a Caribbean cruise to take a break from their lives as Private Investigators and tie the knot. While on the ship they are recognized by a man from Tucker's past.The man, a high ranking member of a Mexican cartel, takes the opportunity to seek revenge for a prior encounter with Tucker by hurting his new wife.
The Dingbatter Case: A Tucker Crime Novel
Series: The Tucker Crime Novels, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,640. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Tucker and Susan, fresh from the National Park Case, get involved in a murder while traveling together in North Carolina. Their investigation skill as well as their love for each other, grows as they work to help the victim's wife find peace.
The National Park Case A Tucker Crime Novel
Series: The Tucker Crime Novels, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,760. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
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Tucker, a retired cop, is asked by the FBI to assist in investigating a series of missing person’s cases in National Parks Campsites throughout the Southeast. During his investigation he befriends a beautiful suspect and finds himself torn between his growing feelings for her and his fear that she is an accomplice or a vicious serial killer.