Larry Horowitz, author of The Adventures of Harry Stone
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Larry Horowitz is a computer scientist by day, writer by night. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and 20 year-old daughter. He can often be found in the pool or on the racquetball courts.
Read Larry's story below!
Larry: It's my love of reading and writing that got me here.I've been told that I'm a good story teller, especially sci-fi stories. It's not just the challenge of writing a good story, but the immersion of putting myself into a different reality. Whether I'm reading or writing a story, I'm living in a different world with different characters where my imagination rules my environment.
Larry: I wanted to write a sci-fi story that had a hero who was pushed to the absolute limit but never gave up. Somebody that was inspirational to all of us when we're going through tough times. I wanted to include puzzles that had to be solved, thrilling escapes, clever solutions, and portray an indomitable spirit that we could all root for.
The original story was about 600 pages so I cut the story into two parts and published the first book as "The Adventures of Harry Stone" and the second as "The Continuing Adventures of Harry Stone" which will be available in December of this year, 2019.
Larry: It's been a wonderful source of information for new authors, like myself. I really enjoyed researching all of the marketing and promotional material. I like seeing the latest trends, and perusing newly released books from brand new authors. The ALC is a must for anyone starting this journey.
Larry: If you're working on a story, put aside a window of time each day that is dedicated to working on it. Whether you are writing, outlining, or even illustrating, be consistent. It's the consistency of having it as part of your daily regimen, that will enable you to persevere.
Harry Stone is just an average kid, doing the best he can to keep out of trouble and do well in school. But life has other plans for him. He cannot sit idly by when others are being bullied or hurt in any way. With Rachel’s help, Harry must overcome a terrible childhood tragedy that eventually lands him in a Juvenile Detention Center for five years. It is there that he first starts seeing the cursed seven mysterious letters—in his dreams, in the clouds, even in his cereal. Eventually he finishes his time in JD and hooks up with Rachel again, who introduces him to her new friend, Sherman, the smartest teenager in the world, who just happens to go to her high school. The three of them work together to solve the mysterious jumbled letters, but fall short of realizing the true meaning. Their common interest in Astronomy bands them together, and, with Sherman leading the way, they all get jobs at NASA and embark on a space mission that changes the course of mankind. Harry’s wit and courage are stretched to the limit when they leave their galaxy and land on the evil planet of Glarb, ruled by values of deceit, torture, and technology. There, they are enslaved for life, which is usually not very long for slaves. Fortunately, they find an ally in one of the animals on Glarb, the gifted Snurdles. But will it be enough to escape before they are all killed?
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