{Interview} Author Larry Peterson

February 13, 2012 author post, Interview 1

Today I have the author of The Priest and the Peaches, Larry Peterson here with us for an interview. Thank you for being here today Larry.

1. Tell us why we should read your book in twitter detail. (140 characters or less)

The Priest & The Peaches—sad, funny, kids taking care of kids–family and love.
 
2. What is the hardest part of the writing process for you?
Editing. When you write YOUR words down and look at them later it is your creation that you have to be ruthless with it. We have a tendency to sort of fall in love with our own work. I don’t. When I re-read something I have done I know what has to go and it is like, OH NUTS!-now I have to do it over. So I call myself something like “dumb” or “idiot” and get busy re-doing.

3. How do you balance serious moments with funny ones in your books?
Never thought about this. I think I try to insert humor into the most serious situations. For example,  when Teddy throws a punch at the “Trumpet Man” and punches Scratch by mistake busting his nose and blood is all over the place. That was a serious situation but it was funny.

4. What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
People butting into conversations others might be having simply because they have a need to say something that is not an emergency and have no respect for the folks talking together. Also, people on cell phones in restaurants when they are with folks. You can talk later. There was time we had no cell-phones or pagers or answering machines. We all survived. Leave the phone in the car.

5. What is your favorite part of the Holiday Season?
Thanksgiving Day thru January 1 – I love the whole Christmas season.

6. Least favorite?
January 2. Back to reality.

7. If we had an author talent show, what would your talent be?
I would ask if I could sit in the audience. I’d be the loudest clapper.
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Larry Peterson’s blog:
http://www.ThePriestandthePeaches.com

Larry Peterson’s Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/larrytpbx


Larry Peterson’s Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/slipperywillie

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Tribute Books Facebook:
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The Priest and the Peaches Book Summary

Historical fiction novel set in the Bronx in the mid-1960s

Take a seven day journey with the five, newly orphaned Peach kids, as they begin their struggle to remain a family while planning their dad’s funeral.

They find an ally in the local parish priest, Father Tim Sullivan, who tries his best to guide them through the strange, unchartered and turbulent waters of “grown-up world.” A story that is sad, funny, and inspiring as it shows how the power of family love and faith can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.


Larry Peterson’s Bio:

Larry Peterson was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. A former Metal Lather/Reinforcing Iron-worker, he left that business after coming down with MS. He, his wife and three kids moved to Florida 30 years ago. Larry began doing freelance newspaper commentary after graduating from Tampa College in 1984.

His first children’s picture book, Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes was published in 2011. In 2012, his full length novel, The Priest and the Peaches was released and he is presently working on the sequel.

He also has a blog (http://www.ThePriestandthePeaches.com) where he posts weekly commentary. He lives in Pinellas Park, Florida and his kids and six grandchildren all live within three miles of each other.

eBook
ISBN: 978-0-9837418-4-8
ISBN: 978-1-4658-6327-0
Pages: 285
Release: January 1, 2012


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One Response to “{Interview} Author Larry Peterson”

  1. Tribute Books

    Michelle, thanks for hosting such a great interview with Larry. I like how he feels the need to bring humor into even the most serious of situations. It’s always good to lighten things up, right? 🙂

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