Larry Sommers

Profile Updated: May 19, 2022
Residing In: Madison, WI USA
Spouse/Partner: Joelle Nelson Sommers
Homepage: https://LarryFSommers.com
Occupation: Writer, blog at https://LarryFSommers.com.
Children: Katie, born 1976.
Grandchildren Elsie, born 2009; Tristan, born 2012.
Military Service: USAF  
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Retired in 2009 after 23 years with the Public Affairs Office of the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs. Spent more than six years as editor of The Congregationalist, quarterly magazine of the Congregational Way. Retired from that retirement job in January 2016 to concentrate on writing. Three short stories e-published by Saturday Evening Post. My historical novel, Freedom's Purchase, is in polished fourth draft and I am shopping it to agents and publishers; second novel, Dizzy on Wry, completed as first draft, seeking feedback from beta readers. Post a blog entry weekly at https://LarryFSommers.com.
I also travel--when not confined by global pandemics--with my wife, Joelle, and spend as much time as possible with our grandchildren, Elsie, age 11, and Tristan, 8. In the present COVID circumstances, we are their "independent study/enrichment

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May 20, 2022 at 7:08 AM

Posted on: May 19, 2022 at 8:18 PM

AHEM! It is my pleasure to announce that I, at a ridiculously advanced age, have become a first-time author. My debut historical novel, Price of Passage, is now available on pre-order at 30 percent off until the August 23 publication date from DX Varos Publishing. (Incidentally, this is a traditional publisher, meaning they pay me for the right to publish, I don’t pay them to make a book for me.)

It’s a tale of Norwegian immigrants and freedom-seeking Black slaves in the Civil War era. It’s kind of an epic.

Best-selling author LB “Brigid”Johnson said, “I lost myself in the time as I read it, and put the book down, feeling as if I was part of those three lives, the true telling of a gifted author.”

If you want to take advantage of the pre-order at 30 percent discount, go to https://www.dxvaros.com/price-of-passage-preorders. And, Happy Reading!

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Mar 26, 2022 at 10:36 AM

RIP, Marion.

 

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Sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. He came to Bradford straight from Italy. My most distinct memory of him was wrestling with him in Coach Mc Cullough's gym class. He was slight of build, but incredibly fast and strong. I could never even sit through. RIP.

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