Today it is a real pleasure to welcome author Larry Hammersley to Gina's World of Good. Not only is Larry a wonderful writer, but he is also a terrific person and the ultimate gentleman! Larry, thank you so much for visiting.
Welcome to my blog, Larry. What is your newest book about? My newest book is a science fiction novel entitled Higher Mission. Widower Joe Cramer is paired with Mona Watson for dangerous missions in the solar system. His higher mission is to continue providing funds to care for his permanently ill daughter, Cindy, who is in a hospital on Mars. Brad Whitherspoon, the solar system’s rich man, has his own higher mission and that is to mount a first ever trip to Sirius, a star 8.6 light years away. Cramer refuses to go but is shanghaied. At sub light speeds the trip will take years to complete. Will he ever see his daughter again? To complicate things he is falling in love with Mona who is also going on the voyage.
Where did you get your inspiration for this novel? I’ve always liked astronomy and read science fiction as a boy. Also, I like romance especially when the hero and heroine have conflicting personalities such as Cramer and Mona.
What kind of research did you do for this book? I did a lot of reading about the planets, moons and outer space in general to make the scenes true to life for what we now know about the bodies in our solar system.
Did you put real experiences from your research in this story? The only real experience is a painful one. We had a daughter who was permanently ill and lived to be fourteen. I’ve written two novels, the other one unpublished, with a daughter who is ill but she recovers in these novels.
What intrigues you most about writing these love stories? As I mentioned above I like to pair a man and woman who have conflicting personalities and must overcome their barriers to get together. It makes the union that much better. My romance is always of the sweet variety.
To learn more about this author, visit his website at http://larryhammersley.blogspot.com/ All his stories are best found in links in his email signature, firstname.lastname@example.org You’ll find all his books at this site.
Here's a look at some of Larry's other novels. These are fantastic covers - and the stories are excellent, too!
Can Tess' motorcycle heal her wounded soul? Click here for Motorcycle Woman at Red Rose Publishing. Want to read sweet romance? See all my Wild Rose ebooks.Check out my Smashwords story, Small is Beautiful. Can Judy, standing only five-one catch the eye of Brad, a towering 6-5 basketball player? Go here. Read my free short romance story Ice Rink Romanceby clicking here. Can Dave Canton, small town boy, impress the lovely New York blond model, Miss Gena? Go to Smashwords to check out my second story Photo Beauty by clicking here. Can Ted, a 59 year old widower and runner, win the heart of the running redhead, Hillary, who is 28? Go to Smashwords for my recent story entitled Runner's High by clicking here. My first accepted novel, A Change of Heart is available from Wings ePress. Go here to purchase, view blurb and excerpt. My science fiction novel in ebook form entitled Higher Mission available from Champagne Books, Burst Books imprint can be purchased by clicking here. My short story, Marcy's Struggle is in Victory Tales Press Summer Anthology. The Smashwords version can be found here. The anthology is also available on Amazon by clicking here
Thank you so much for visiting, Larry. Please come back again soon!