Larry Hunter lives in North Carolina and is married to the love of his life. He has been an electronics tech, a technical trainer, technical writer, a motivational speaker and environmental specialist, worked on the Apollo Program in the early 70's and of course a fiction writer. An avid fisherman, he writes a weekly fishing column for his home town newspaper. He enjoys reading and writing Crime and Mystery and is a hopeless Star Wars Addict.
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".
A retired small town cop aids the FBI in a serial murder case and meets the love of his life while solving the murders. They pursue love and life as they work together as private investigators on other cases.
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.
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.
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.