Welcome to Larry Andrews' website.

Greetings and welcome to my blog spot.

I've written two novels since my retirement in 2008. The first is a romance, Songs of Sadness, Songs of Love. The second is an action/mysteryThe China-Africa Parallax: A Ryan and Gillian Mystery.

Among the textbooks I have written areLinguistics for L2 Teachers, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, 2001; and Language Exploration and Awareness: A Resource Book for Teachers, 3rd edition, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, 2006. This textbook was translated into Korean by Pagijong Press, Seoul, South Korea. 2010.

I am presently writing my third Ryan and Gillian novel, The Nathan Culper Brotherhood. You can follow my progress on novel #3 here at this blog site.

To order any of my titles please go either to nook.com or amazon.com (Kindle users can go to the Kindle Store.).

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Monday, March 21, 2011

Be a Winner!

1.Write a positive review --- a raving review would be even better --- of The China-Africa Parallax: A Ryan and Gillian Mystery by Larry Andrews and post it at amazon.com.
2. Send me an e-mail at laruandrews@yahoo.com with “Review” in the subject field reporting that your review has been posted.

3. From the first 15 reviews, 2 will be randomly selected to receive an amazon.com gift card.

4.Program ends Wednesday, April 6, at 5:00 p.m. CDT.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Gillian and Ryan

I've posted a photo of Gillian on my FB page!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Good news

Progress in the mail this morning....always a nice way to begin any day. I have a radio interview scheduled to discuss Songs of Sadness, Songs of Love and two publishers are interested in picking up my novels. That was fast.

"Woke up this morning with my mind . . . (Can you finish this line?)."

Friday, March 4, 2011

More on the title

My next novel title involves two Nathans: Nathan Hale & Nathan Bedford Forest.  

George Washington recognized the importance of covert activities and appointed  the first intelligence gathering group, the forerunners to the OSS and the CIA, the  Culper Ring. Hence: The Nathan Culper Brotherhood.

Nathan Hale is supposed to have said "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country." There's debate about whether that's what he said, but it sounds heroic! 

Forest was a Confederate hero during the Civil War, was one of the founders of the Ku Klux Klan, the KKK's first national Imperial Wizard, and remains a hero today in the eyes of those southerners who don't know they lost the Civil War.

Title Decision

Several of you replied to my post from last Wednesday. I asked for suggestions about novel #3 and the winer is, The Nathan Culper Brotherhood: A Ryan and Gillian Mystery. More on this next week.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bummed a bit

I 'm a bit bummed this morning. The first reviewer of my first novel didn't read he whole book. "The affair is never resolved," the reviewer states. WRONG! It's resolved fully in a later chapter! Clearly! Read the whole book!

I'm trying to rise above this, failing mostly. :-(