Larry Long


Larry Long is a 1962 and ’63 graduate of the University of Nebraska. He has been writing professionally all his adult life. In his career he has worked as a writer-producer-director at WMVS/WMVT, Milwaukee; WTTW, Chicago; the Nebraska ETV Network; and Wisconsin Public Television.
Programs he has scripted for those institutions, several featured on PBS, received Midwest (Chicago) Emmys, Corporation for Public Broadcasting Awards and Addys among some 100-plus citations for excellence.
He lives and works out of his home in Sahuarita, Arizona, a sun-soaked residential community south of Tucson.


The Secret on Riverwind Road
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 86,130. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Because a racially mixed young couple shares love and an astounding secret, they must rescue an innocent boy from intolerance, injustice and brutality. But even if they succeed, can they then overcome their own conflicting cultural allegiances?
A Summer Out of Time
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 86,200. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In one moment Toby Noble is reveling in his first summer after high school. In the next, that life has vanished. He is an outlander to everyone and everything in his home town. The people he knew are gone; the places once so familiar to him have either changed or disappeared. It’s almost as though he’s in a different dimension, a different universe, a different time. Could that be possible?
The Coogan Curse
Series: The Kurt McBride Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 98,740. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A successful young prosecutor visits his hometown wanting only to settle his late parents’ estate and hurry back to the fast lane in Chicago. Instead he walks straight into a love affair and a murder rampage. Certain he cannot trust his new-love’s safety to the locals, he postpones his departure and tries to ferret out the marauder and help bring him, or it, to justice.
Flight to Avoid
Series: The Kurt McBride Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 103,300. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Upon ferreting out and convicting five murderers thought to be untouchable, a young Chicago prosecutor can taste future wealth and celebrity—until police accuse him of murdering his estranged wife. Panic-stricken by thoughts of jail time, he flees to a small island community where he can hide incognito until authorities find the real killer. But they don’t.
A Vanishing of Divas
Series: The Kurt McBride Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 100,470. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Women across the country, all coeds at Northwestern U. in the 1960s, are disappearing without a trace. Successful young attorney Kurt McBride signs on to find out why. His pursuit of and escape from the abductor takes him from Chicago to small town Nebraska to the Sonoran Desert. Bruised and battered, he gathers all the pieces to the culprit’s identity… but will anyone believe him?

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  • The Essentials of Digital Publishing on May 18, 2011

    This is a nifty little blueprint for writers moving into the E Pub world.It is well organized, illustrated and articulated. It belongs right in the center of a writer's critical reference sources. Larry Long