About Larry

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Larry Darter learned in 7th grade English class that he loved to write.

He started writing professionally in 2008, working part-time as a freelance writer for numerous web-based media companies. He wrote and published his first novel in 2010.

Following a four-year stint in the U.S. Navy after high school, Larry earned a business degree from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Having grown up as the son of a police officer, Larry had absolutely no interest in ever becoming a cop himself. So naturally, after he graduated college, rather than pursuing a business career he applied to and was hired by a police department in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. He finished the police academy at the top of his class, academically, and spent the first half of his law enforcement career as a patrol officer with that agency.

In 2000, Larry moved to Texas to satisfy a long-time desire to live in Dallas. After being hired by a municipal police department in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, he completed his second police academy, again graduating at the top of his class, and earned certification as a Texas Peace Officer.

Larry spent the second half of his law enforcement career with the Texas agency working as a patrol officer and in other capacities including; field training officer, crime scene investigations, police instructor, and patrol supervisor. He retired from law enforcement in 2010 after twenty years service.

Larry helped raise two amazing daughters, both of whom have families of their own and who are successful in their respective careers. He has three grandchildren.

When he isn’t writing, Larry enjoys reading, watching baseball, running, and traveling with his partner, Suzanne, not necessarily in that order.

Press Information

I have done online, telephone, and face-to-face newspaper and magazine interviews in the past and am always open to doing them. To arrange an interview, feel free to email me.


Publishers, international or domestic, interested in the rights to any of my books, please email me for review copies.

Other Contacts

The quickest and surest way to make initial contact with me is via my email at: larry (at) larrydarter.com. Feel free to drop me a line with any questions, comments, or requests.

I am available for personal appearances including book signings anywhere in the continental United States unless you’re covering the expenses in which case I’m open to appearing anywhere.