Caldwell, TX – Like Ernest Hemingway, Larry Farmer wants to tell real stories: stories of his adventurous life and from his adventurous imagination. Farmer is the author of The Kerr Construction Company, I Will Be the One, Overland on the Hippie Trail, Seeing Gail Again, A Thousand Miles from Nowhere, Rendezvous with Fay, through Wild Rose Press. His most recent novel My Journey Into the Oncoming Holocaust, is self-published.
Born in Harlingen, TX in 1948, Farmer grew up on a cotton farm. In 1970, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps, where he attained the rank of Sergeant. He’s worked as a computer programmer in Houston, a civil servant in Frankfurt, Germany. He aided the Jewish State in the Yom Kippur War. He was in Greece in the summer of 1974 when the war with Turkey erupted over Cyprus. He’s taught English in Taiwan and earned a master's degree in Agricultural Economics. In 1984, he joined the US Peace Corps and served for three years in the Philippines during the Catholic revolt that overthrew the Marcos.
“I joined the Marine Corps to go to Vietnam and I probably saw more danger while I was in the Peace Corps,” says Farmer. “There was a girl in the Peace Corps with me in the next town, so there's a love story.”
Combining his adventures with a love story was something Farmer says he learned from his first editor.
“If it’s just a pure adventure story can run into dry areas trying to get from one scene to the next, but if you've got a love story, it keeps the story moving.”
For more information on Larry Farmer, visit www.larryfarmerwrites.com