Larry Kimport grew up one of seven children to blue collar parents in north-central Pennsylvania. He served briefly in the U.S. Army, then earned a B.S.E. in Special Education at Mansfield State College. He then served in the U.S. Peace Corps in southeast Asia.
For the past 25 years, Larry has coordinated an alternative educational program for at-risk teens in suburban New Jersey. Over the years Larry has also directed various summer programs serving community youth, kids assigned to residential care and foster children.
Larry belongs to The Alternative Education Association of New Jersey, and Pennwriters, Inc. He has been awarded The U.S. Peace Corps Exemplary Service Award, The Superintendent's Distinguished Service Award, and was chosen The Upper Freehold Teacher Of The Year.
He and his wife of 24 years have two children. He enjoys coaching interscholastic wrestling, gardening, writing, traveling anywhere with his loving family, and saltwater fishing.
At the Table of Want, a coming-of-age love story, chronicles orphan Truman Kramer's settling into a Peace Corps assignment in a small Malaysian community, where he eventually finds himself involved with a local shopkeeper's wife, an unloved woman craving anything of her own.