Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Priest and The Peaches

With me today is Larry Peterson to talk about his new book The Priest and The Peaches. Welcome, Larry, tell us about your current project.

I have started writing the sequel to “The Priest and The Peaches”. This will take place during summer vacation when the younger boys go to stay with friend’s of Father Sullivan’s who live in rural New Jersey. We venture into the paranormal with this story. No vampires or zombies or anything like that. It will be more about good vs evil. It is a work in progress and has a long way to go.

What will I as a reader like best about your hero?

Teddy, 18, even though frightened of his circumstances and all of the unknowns he must confront, plods forward doing his best for his family. It’s not always “pretty”. I think you have to admire him for that.

How will women identify with your heroine?

I’m not sure. Joanie was only 13 when her mom died. She was surrounded by an all male household and was thrust into the unintended position as ‘woman of the house’. I would imagine that women might feel sorry for her, secretly admire her and never want to be put in her position.

Is your muse currently sitting on your shoulder or is she illusive?

My muse is a scatter-brain. I wish I could slow him down sometimes and make him focus more. I think he has ADD.

Who is your favorite author?

I always go back to Hemingway because of his “The Old Man & The Sea”. A simple read but powerful in that you can feel the love and respect between the old man, Santiago, and the boy, Manolin and even the sadness in Santiago’s heart when he knew he must kill the great fish. Beautifully done.

What books of yours are currently for sale and where can a reader buy them?

My children’s book, “Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes” is available in hardback and all of the e-apps. and “The Priest and The Peaches” is available in all the e-apps. You can also go to for both of them.

Where you can find Larry:

Larry Peterson's blog:

Larry Peterson's Facebook:!/larrytpbx

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The Priest and the Peaches Book Summary
Historical fiction novel set in the Bronx in the mid-1960s

Take a seven day journey with the five, newly orphaned Peach kids, as they begin their struggle to remain a family while planning their dad's funeral.

They find an ally in the local parish priest, Father Tim Sullivan, who tries his best to guide them through the strange, unchartered and turbulent waters of "grown-up world." A story that is sad, funny, and inspiring as it shows how the power of family love and faith can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

Larry Peterson's Bio:
Larry Peterson was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. A former Metal Lather/Reinforcing Iron-worker, he left that business after coming down with MS. He, his wife and three kids moved to Florida 30 years ago. Larry began doing freelance newspaper commentary after graduating from Tampa College in 1984.

His first children's picture book, Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes was published in 2011. In 2012, his full length novel, The Priest and the Peaches was released and he is presently working on the sequel.

He also has a blog ( where he posts weekly commentary. He lives in Pinellas Park, Florida and his kids and six grandchildren all live within three miles of each other.

ISBN: 978-0-9837418-4-8
ISBN: 978-1-4658-6327-0
Pages: 285
Release: January 1, 2012

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  1. I read your articles everyday, you have talent in writing, waiting for more updates

  2. Sandra---I would like to thank you for taking the time and allowing me to visit and do the interview. I also appreciate the exposure given to the book. Thanks again and best wishes to you.
    Larry Peterson

  3. Thanks, Larry. Enjoyed having you. All the best with P and P.

    Dating, I wasn't sure if your comment was for Larry or me, but either way I've glad you stopped by and left a comment. All the best.

  4. Sandra, thanks a million for hosting Larry for an interview. We appreciate your support of "The Priest and the Peaches."

    Larry, you're right - the situation Teddy finds himself in certainly isn't pretty, but he sure handles himself with class that you can't help rooting for him!