Larry Hammersley


I am married, have two children and seven grandchildren. I graduated from Purdue University in Jan. 1961 with a BS degree in chemistry and from Indiana University in Jan. 1975 with an MS degree in chemistry. I retired as a civil service chemist in Sept. 1999. I've been writing science fiction (SF) since 1975 and more recently romance of the sweet variety. I have six ebooks out at The Wild Rose Press and one science fiction ebook novel at Smashwords and Amazon. I have a sweet romance novel available in ebook form from Amazon and Wings ePress. That novel is based on the characters Leroy and Jody from the short story Lab Partners at Wild Rose only cast in modern times. One science fiction novel and one sweet romance/mystery novel were in print form but the publisher has closed their doors. I'm trying to find them a home. Remaining copies are available from me while supplies last. I have rights back on a short story which I have expanded into a novella. It is entitled Motorcycle Woman and will be available in 2018 as a self-published print book. I have two non fiction books and one nonfiction/fiction book in print available from Amazon, being published via Create Space. I am currently seeking representation of a novel entitled A Reason for Rescue, a sweet romance and adventure story.

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Runner's High
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,960. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ted Stoddard never thought another woman would catch his eye after his young wife died. When Hillary Hansen moved to town, she captured his eye and his heart without even trying. Ted joined the local track club and Hillary was assigned as his trainer, but he despaired as he was 59 and she was 28. Will Hillary dispense with Ted's fixation of their age difference?
Photo Beauty
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dave Canton paid three grand to have dinner with the New York model, Miss Gena. Can he, a young man from a small town near Indianapolis, impress the New York model? When her modeling firm goes under, she gets a job in Indianapolis with a fashion design company. Dave’s hopes soar, but when her career skyrockets, her job requires her to travel to Paris. Will she leave him out of her life?
Small is Beautiful
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Judy Compton, five foot one chemistry major, wants to catch the eye of Brad Whitherspoon, the towering six foot five basketball player. Is her small stature a problem? What about the Platinum Girl of the marching band? She has the perfect figure, but can Brad recognize that the best things come in small packages?

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  • A Confederate Yankee In Miss Annabelle's Court on Nov. 04, 2010

    Rob is a master of words. His writing has an elegance that shows through with this wonderful story. His description is clear, throwing you right into the old house where the adventure takes place. The magnetism between Annabelle and Seth is well done. When I started reading it I couldn't quit until I found out how it would be resolved. Excellent job, Rob.
  • Chances Are on Jan. 20, 2011

    Ms. Shinn has spun a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Katie and her son, Byron wind up in Little, Texas and they must keep moving. Trent, the sheriff wonders why. The characters are well developed and the urgency for Katie and Byron to move on has the reader wondering just what happened that causes their constant running. We root for the characters despite some secret that Katie has and we want the sheriff and Katie to get together. A mixture of romance, humor and suspense makes this a good read.
  • Touchdowns And Potions on May 27, 2011

    This was a great romance between the football quarterback, Andy, and real estate agent, Jenna. This was a page turner for me, leaving me anxious to read what happened next. I hated to have to read it in segments. The growing love between Andy and Jenna was tastefully done and Jenna held to her convictions throughout. There was love, excitement, and intrigue involved. Jenna was a gal who could take care of herself and Andy was a guy who wanted to take care of her.
  • Through a Glass Darkly on May 30, 2011

    Miss Mae has entered the SF genre with this thriller about a virus, a hologram, a nasty alien and a dilemma that Vexen, the main character, must deal with. The story line mimics her other longer stories in that you must pay close attention to details as the story unfolds. I've read two of her novels and am pleased at her continued prowess at words and crafting of an adventure.
  • The Blue Diary on Oct. 01, 2017

    The Blue Diary piece brought back memories of my own childhood when I was ages seven through high school. I was touched by the author's perception of grandma calling to wish here a happy eleventh birthday. The importance of recording events and special people of so long ago needs to be preserved. Although long term memory is accurate and can be recorded after the fact, the little details recorded in those early days can fill in the gaps. However it is never too late to start a diary. I hope Ms. Allen can give some specific examples of her early years to reaffirm the importance of recording these daily happenings. I enjoyed this lesson on keeping a diary as it reminded me of my grandmother. Photographs helped me as my mother was always snapping pictures. The busyness of this day makes those long ago experiences when life was simpler, very precious. The cover and internal photograph added much to this writing.
  • Unleashed on Nov. 10, 2017

    The ending leaves you dreading and willing to give up any arrogance and unbelief you may harbor. Does the entity only go after humans that harbor bad attitudes? The dialogue and descriptions do a fine job of setting the scene.
  • Barefoot Billy on July 12, 2018

    Barefoot Billy is a wonderful written memory of a beloved and mischievous brother named Billy. These precious memories of Miss Mae's brother come alive in a simpler time when fishing in the pond and great country living was an unforgettable experience. Miss Mae's account brought memories of my own childhood of that time period and I regret I had no brothers or sisters to share with but did have hometown boys and girls in a small town. As I looked at the dedication to her brother it brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful recollection.