Larry Crane


Transplanted to Maine mid-westerner Larry Crane brings an Illinois sensibility to his writing. Larry graduated from West Point, served nearly seven years in the Army, as an Infantryman in the mud in Germany, commanding Basic Trainees at Fort Knox, and serving as an ARVN Ranger battalion advisor in Vietnam. He commuted to Wall Street for nearly 20 years. His writing includes articles for outdoor magazines, plays, short fiction, and his most recent thriller novel, A Bridge to Treachery. In his spare time, Crane is a hobbyist videographer for his local Public Access Television Station and is a volunteer at his local historical society. Larry and wife Jan have five children between them, ten grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Crane and his family live in splendid isolation on the coast of Maine.

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Baghdad on the Wabash and Other Plays and Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,100. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Plays » American / African American
A collection of short stories and plays that capture a slice of the lives of quirky couples in prose and snappy dialogue. The lead story features a prickly fifteen year old girl who punctures the crust of her elders when they gather on the banks of the Wabash River to receive the remains of their missing soldier.

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  • Joshua Freeman on April 17, 2012

    In an ambling writing style, frequently quickened by action sequences, Ernie Webb takes his early teen readers on an entertaining and educational journey west. The yarn is peppered with good advice, as Joshua learns from his initiation experiences as a wagon train out rider. The chapters are short, and the challenges pile up one after another, keeping the next page beckoning just beyond the horizon.