Larry Hammersley


I am married, have two children and five 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 five ebooks out at The Wild Rose Press and one ebook out at Red Rose Publishing. I've been submitting my SF short stories and romance short stories. I have written five novels but have been unable to gain representation of any of them. My most recent romance novel takes the characters Leroy and Jody from my ebook Lab Partners and cast them into modern times.

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Runner's High
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,960. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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
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
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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Smashwords book reviews by Larry Hammersley

  • Jonquils in the Snow on Feb. 10, 2010

    Ms. Brooks has spun a wonderful love story of Miranda and Brady. Here is a tale of two lonely and wounded souls who find each other in a winter setting. It truly excited me as I watched this story unfold. The mutual attraction of Miranda and Brady is powerful, well done and given the right pace for sweet fulfillment. It is spurred on by hot cocoa and lovely flowers peaking through the snow announcing a new season and a new beginning for Miranda and Brady.
  • 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.
  • Over the Coals on July 16, 2011

    Over the Coals is a wonderful heart warming story of Rob who has something to hide which is keeping him from a relationship with Jill. Jill strives to learn about Rob's secret and why he's not able to open up to Jill. The scenes in church, at the cookout, the volleyball game all bring Rob and Jill closer together for a tearful conclusion to their story. Ms. Brooks has a knack for keeping the reader wondering and hooked until the ending. A great story that I highly recommend.