Larry W. Chavis



United States

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Pine Bluff, Arkansas ...
About Me:
. But I live in south-central Mississippi. Still have a growing hankering to go back across the River to Arkansas one of these days.

I'm just a more-or-less traditional Southern boy, I like to hunt, fish, and practice the shooting sports, when time permits (not often, as I teach physics & math in high school), and I write whenever I can. Crime fiction, of course, but I've also tried my hand at a few other things. I recently had a story published in Crime & Suspense Ezine,(, which was, in fact, my first publication anywhere. (Still pumped over that.)

Happily married for nigh onto thirty-three years, now (this November), with two grown young'uns and three of the finest-looking little grandkids you'll ever see (Landon, 9, and Lauren, 6, and Kaitlyn, 7 months).

That's about all I've got to say about that.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
I read anything by James Lee Burke, James Patterson, and Michael Connelly just on their names, though I'll confess each of them has - on occasion - fallen short of his best.

I like some of the old classics - Earl Stanley Gardner, Mickey Spillane, Dashiell Hammett; and I'm exploring some of the current crop of excellent writers - Tess Gerritsen, Kathy Reichs, are two relatively new in my list, and I've just discovered Lisa Gardner. Excellent.

I also have a deep love for stories of the Old West (both the real thing, in fiction and nonfiction, and the Hollywood version), but that's a bit off-topic for this forum, I expect.

Sprinkle in a significant interest in the Middle Ages, particularly Scottish-Irish-English history of that time, Christian history & theology, physics and cosmology, and that's pretty much me.

(Oh, there's more, but without doubt,you're heartily sick of me if you've read this far.)
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
TV: "CSI Miami" (LOVE the magical DNA equipment, which takes a little vial, spins it in a centrifuge, then spits out a full profile of the killer, complete with address, phone, and social security numbers. Yes, yes, I know DNA forensics is real, but methinks they take a few shortcuts on the show; good fun, anyhow).

"Criminal Minds;" and who COULDN'T love the "Law and Order" franchise in its three incarnations (original, CI, SVU)?

Beyond these, I watch a lot of the History Channel, Discovery Channel, etc.

NO so-called reality shows ;-)

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  • L.J. Sellers

    Thanks for your support. I hope you enjoy THE SEX CLUB!
  • Donna Carrick

    Great site, Larry! Good to meet you,
  • JackBludis

    Thanks, Larry. Looking at your list of books, you might like "Heresy" by S.J. Parris. It is placed in England at the time of Elizabeth and features Giordano Bruno, a real life person who out Galileoed Galileo by claiming not only was the sun the center of our system but that the sun was nothing special in that there were millions of civilizations in the stars. (Not in this book, but later in his life, Bruno was burned at the stake as a heretic.)
    The story in this book is a mystery that Bruno solves and perhaps regrets that he hadn't.