Larry Names A Texas Creed

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A Texas Creed

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Glengarry Plantation. A house divided by war. Clete Slater returns from war to find his home occupied by Federal soldiers and his sister engaged to a Yankee. Disinherited and disowned he has no choice except to live by the words that have served his family generation after generation, Now he will make the family creed A TEXAS CREED.

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In 1976, I made a career decision, a life changing decision, to take up writing full-time. I had written one book by then, and it, THE LEGEND OF EAGLE CLAW, had not been published or even sold yet. That summer I quit my job at the Phoenix Gazette and went to Wisconsin with my future wife Peg to write a second book, THE SHAMAN'S SECRET. I didn't know it at the time, but I was writing a western. At least, my agent and dear friend the late Ray Puechner (Ray Peekner Literary Agency) sold it as a western to Doubleday in 1978. I had no desire to write westerns. I wanted to write all kinds of stories, not just westerns. But the editor at Doubleday, Jim Menick, gave me my start, and I am forever grateful to him. In so many nice words, Jim told me I couldn't write worth a plug nickel but my storytelling ability was on a level with Mark Twain. Wow! What a compliment! And what a slam! Can't write, but tells a good story. Okay, I could live with that. I figured I could learn to write, if someone was willing to teach me. Jim was willing. He taught me a great deal in a few short years before he left Doubleday for a job with Reader's Digest. He also led me into writing three more westerns for Doubleday: BOSE, BOOMTOWN, and THE COWBOY CONSPIRACY. By 1987, I was pretty much labeled a western writer. Ray Puechner told me to develop a western series and to join the Western Writers of America. I joined and went to my first convention that summer in Sheridan, Wyoming. That's where I met Tom Colgan who was the westerns editor at Berkley back then. I asked him if he would be interested in looking at a series I was developing, and he said he would. Thing was, I wasn't working on a series. I was thinking about it, but I wasn't actually working on it yet. I rushed home from the convention and started working on one. I started by picking a name for my lead character: Clete Slater. I gave him a family history and a family motto, which he called the family creed. Then I put him in Texas at the end of the Civil War. I looked at a map of Texas to find a place for his home. I came across Lavaca County, which is about halfway between Houston and San Antonio. It turned out to be the perfect place because Lavaca County had a great history that was well documented by a local historian. Much of that history is in the CREED SERIES, starting with A TEXAS CREED. The research was almost as much fun as the writing. Hope you enjoy it.- Larry Names, bharte54@yahoo.com, larrynames.com.

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Larry Names has had 37 titles published to date, 22 of them novels, and the remainder non—fiction all dealing with sports teams or sports figures. He resides in central Wisconsin with his wife Peg on a family farm that has been in his wife’s family since 1854. They have a son, Torry and a daughter, Tegan, four cats and an escape-artist horse, Lucky Moondancer. Larry has four children from his first marriage: daughter Sigrid, son Paul, daughter Kristin, and daughter Sonje. The author was born in Mishawaka, Indiana and has lived in nine different states during his life and went to eleven schools growing up. He is an avid researcher and traveler.

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