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Larry Loftis

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Hello, everyone! Big news on several fronts ....

Big News #1: CODE NAME: LISE is being reviewed by ALL four of the trade journals (Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist, and Library Journal). This is very rare, especially for nonfiction (Unbroken, for example, was reviewed only by two, and Boys in the Boat by three).

Here's the link for the Publisher's Weekly review, just in:

Big News #2: CODE NAME: LISE was just listed as one of Woman's Day's Best Nonfiction Books of 2019.

Big News #3: We have received two offers for film rights of the book but we're waiting until the book comes out to entertain offers.

Finally, the book trailer for CODE NAME: LISE is out, and can be seen on my website:


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Larry Loftis Going through the copy edit of my next book, CODE NAME: LISE, and then I'll be back into the writing of my third WWII book (about yet another spy).
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ON THIS DAY 1946, SOE agent Odette Sansom became the first woman to lead an investiture at Buckingham Palace, and the first to receive a George Cross from the king himself. She would become the most highly decorated woman, and spy, of World War II. Here's why:Get the entire story in my nonfiction spy thriller, CODE NAME: LISE—The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated S... Read more of this blog post »
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