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Larry Landgraf was born and raised on the Texas Gulf Coast in the swamp country of the Guadalupe River Delta. Larry has spent his entire life dealing with nature. He is at home with snakes, alligators, and every other swamp critter. In fact, a rattlesnake which crossed his path the other day is now a hatband. Larry is a survivor by necessity.

Larry wrote his first book Dangerous Waters in 1986 in an attempt to save his livelihood from government regulations. This book did not prevent the demise of his commercial fishing career. Larry began a new career as a contractor.

In 2012, Larry wrote his second book How to be a Smart SOB Like Me. According to his girlfriend, Ellen, this book is a rant. Larry says the book is his autobiography, but is much more than this. He claims it is a self-help pattern to a better life. The book tells it like it is from Larry's perspective. A rant? You decide.


Into Autumn is Larry's third book, but his debut novel. Larry continues to work hard and play hard. His yard, orchard, garden and other hobbies take up most of his time these days, as does writing. Larry has a cookbook in the works and has plans for a sequel to this book. He doesn't consider himself an author yet, but he has great hopes for this book. Ellen thinks this is his best work to date, by far. A bona fide author? You decide.