Larry "Animal" Garner

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Larry was born and raised in Colorado, the state he still calls home. A Navy veteran, he also has been a welder, mechanic, custom paint and body man, as well as a stock car race driver.

The nickname Animal came about in 1973, and has endured for over four decades. In the Navy, it meant someone who partied hard, and it definitely was appropriate at the time.

Animal, as Larry is known to most people who know him, has been involved in charity fund-raising work since the mid 1980's, raising tens of thousands of dollars to assist families of terminally-ill or seriously-ill children in his community.

D-E-D, DEAD was Animal's first novel, and has been very well-received, and was a finalist in the prestigious 2013 Colorado Book Awards.

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My radio interview on youtube!!

For those of you who might be interested in listening to the radio interview I did concerning my novel D-E-D, DEAD, I have it posted on Youtube. The link is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKGd4B...

It was very low-key and a whole lot of fun. It presents some of my thinking processes, anecdotes about some of the book's characters, and even a little silliness.

If you check it out, PLEASE tell me wh Read more of this blog post »
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Michael Murphy Larry, thanks for connecting on Goodreads. As someone influenced by the sixties, I'm really impressed by anyone who earned the nickname Animal, lol. If you get a chance, I hope you'll add my new Prohibition-era mystery, The Yankee Club, to your to read list. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


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