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.).

Friday, March 1, 2013

How and Why I Write, Part 2

  • What is your favorite genre? Can you provide a link to a site where we can read some of your work or learn something about it?
I like novels that provoke thought and discussion: Mystery, Political Intrigue, Social Issues, anything by Robert B. Parker. Parker is my greatest influence. One reader told me that Ryan Graves, my protagonist in both novels, sounded like a Parker character.

On the other hand, I also write poetry, especially when I see or remember something that would make an ideal photograph. My poems are like photographs. My prose, however, is focused and grounded on how characters react to what happens to them, human causes and effects, decisions and consequences.

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