Good Choice Reading – Guest Post by Larry


At Good Choice Reading, Larry talks about the setting of The Priest and the Peaches, "Imagine if you could step back into my Bronx world (I moved to New Jersey in 1967 when I got married) you might find it a bit different. Let me start with 'feeling safe.'"
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Everything Has A Purpose – Review


Everything Has A Purpose reviews The Priest and the Peaches, "Larry Peterson's novel brings the tough questions to light. When your world tumbles down, what should you do first? What should you not touch at all? Will everything ever be alright again?"

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Long and Short Reviews – Interview with Larry


At Long and Short Reviews, Larry talks about finding the right title, "It was A Bronx Funeral and The Best Damn Funeral Ever. Once the priest, Father Sullivan, appeared and became a primary character it became The Priest and The Peaches."

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Mother Gamer Writer – Guest Post by Larry


At Mother Gamer Writer, Larry talks about writing for a young adult audience in The Priest and the Peaches, "I would suggest that your writing should be be honest and straight-forward. Avoid being too 'slick' or 'tricky.' Kids are too smart for that and you will not win them over. But, you must make them think."

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Concert Katie – Review


Concert Katie reviews The Priest and the Peaches, "It is a really sweet book about the power of prayer and god."

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Hardcover Feedback – Interview with Larry & Giveaway


At Hardcover Feedback, Larry recommends the YA read, Under The Same Sky by Cynthia DeFelice. "It's about a 14-year-old who goes to work with migrant workers on his father's farm to earn some money and learns some life-changing lessons about being with folks who are 'different.'"

To read the full interview and to enter the giveaway, click here.

     

My Wonderful Life – Review


My Wonderful Life reviews The Priest and the Peaches, "The underlying themes that God is always with you, and you should love your neighbor regardless of the circumstances are strongly reinforced in each chapter."

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Ascroft, eh? – Guest Post by Larry


At Ascroft, eh?, Larry talks about The Priest and the Peaches while mulling over whether a story set in the past, within living memory, can be an historical fiction.

"I realized that the time frame I was dealing with was almost 50 years ago. I discovered that the advantage for me, as a writer and having actually experienced those days, was that they are part of who I am. The result is, when writing about the time frame, you can 'feel' it. You were there and the sounds and sights and people are indelibly embedded in your mind."

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JeanzBookReadNReview – Interview with Larry


At JeanzBookReadNReview, Larry talks about The Priest and the Peaches, "I tried to write it at the YA level because I wanted to give the younger folks a sense of how even young people can use the power of family love and caring for others to help conquer any obstacle."

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Giving N Sharing – Character Guest Post by Teddy’s girlfriend, Sarah


At Giving N Sharing, read Sarah's diary entry from The Priest and the Peaches, "It is New Year's Day and my own mother is not talking to me because I did not get home until this morning. She knows the car would not start. She knows it was only 5 degrees outside. But, it's all about Teddy. Always about Teddy. It isn't fair."

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Reading Challenged – Review


Reading Challenged reviews The Priest and the Peaches, "One thing you do not see much of nowadays is books written for young adults that can be described as 'heart-warming.' Right now, dark and intense are in style. So it is refreshing to see an ultimately uplifting book such as Larry Peterson’s."

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Romancing the Book – Review


Romancing the Book reviews The Priest and the Peaches, "I laughed, I cried, and I wanted to know more when the last page was finished. It’s just one of those stories where the characters enter your heart and will never leave."

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Realm of Reviews – Review


Realm of Reviews reviews The Priest and the Peaches, "There was definitely a big message of hope and of knowing things will get better if you stick together and help each other out."

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My Life of Books and Beauty – Guest Post by Larry


At My Life of Books and Beauty, Larry talks about The Priest and the Peaches and who he is as a writer, "I am what I am - a mid 60′s grandpa with eight grandchildren sporting a bald spot. My problem is that inside me is still a mischievous boy trying to free himself from his captor, ME."

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Simple Clockwork – Review & Guest Post by Larry


Simple Clockwork reviews The Priest and the Peaches, "The book reminds me of something I learned from working in a non-government organization: that all children are entitled to proper care, nutrition, encouragement, education, and opportunity."

As a part of the guest post, Larry describes himself as a pantster, "That is, I fly by the seat of my pants when I write. When I get in the writing mode, words begin to pour out of my pen onto the paper."

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Day by Day in Our World – Review


Day by Day in Our World reviews The Priest and the Peaches, "I have to say that this book was quite enjoyable on many levels. You’ll be in for a romp of a good time as well as feeling a sense of security in knowing that God is always present, even in the dark times."

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My Tower of Books – Review


My Tower of Books reviews The Priest and the Peaches, "This is a book focused on the strength of family. These five kids come to find out that the world is full of good people that will help out in the strangest of circumstances."

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Magic Is In Words – Review & Interview with Larry


Magic Is In Words reviews The Priest and the Peaches, "These kids are so strong! This book is all about hope which is something I'm really big on."

As a part of the interview, Larry describes The Priest and the Peaches in five words, "Loving your neighbor means forgiveness."

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The Readiacs – Interview with Larry


At The Readiacs, Larry talks about The Priest and the Peaches, "As I was writing the scene between Father Sullivan and Beatrice Amon, I actually teared up and could not believe I was reacting that way."

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Write Panic Live – Interview with Larry


At Write Panic Live, Larry talks about The Priest and the Peaches, "Beatrice Amon, the antagonist, might surprise folks. I’ll leave it at that."

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Ricochet Reviews – Interview with Larry


At Ricochet Reviews, Larry talks about casting the movie version of The Priest and the Peaches, "I’m a big fan of Robert DeNiro. He would be perfect for the character of Pops. Maybe Matt Damon as Father Sullivan."

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Absolute Forest of Words – Review


Absolute Forest of Words reviews The Priest and the Peaches, "I did like the glimpses of 1960's life in the Bronx."

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The Christian Authors Show – web radio interview with Larry

The Christian Authors Show
February 14, 2012

The Priest and the Peaches by Larry Peterson
interviewed by Danielle Hampson

Click the play button below to listen to Larry's interview on The Christian Authors Show.

     

Realm of Fiction – Guest Post by Larry


At Realm of Fiction, Larry talks about The Priest and the Peaches and his road to publication, "I have always wanted to be a writer but my journey followed a winding sometimes circular road in getting to my destination."

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Reading in the Mountains – Review


Reading in the Mountains reviews The Priest and the Peaches, "I loved this book. Even through difficult times they were still able to find the humor in most situations. I like that because that's what I do."

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Write Panic Live – Review


Write Panic Live reviews The Priest and the Peaches, "Something about the Peach children and the other characters that populate their world has moved me in such a way that I can't exactly explain."

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Book Briefs – Interview with Larry


Book Briefs interviews Larry about The Priest and the Peaches, "I think I try to insert humor into the most serious situations. For example, when Teddy throws a punch at the 'Trumpet Man' and punches Scratch by mistake busting his nose and blood is all over the place. That was a serious situation but it was funny."

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YA Booklover Blog – Character Interview with Dancer Peach


YA Booklover Blog interviews Dancer Peach from The Priest and the Peaches, "I'm not 'old' enough to drink beer. Don't tell my brother I said that, okay? He's always freaking out at me for sneaking beer."

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Becky’s Barmy Book Blog – Guest Post by Larry


At Becky's Barmy Book Blog, Larry talks about writing The Priest and the Peaches saying, "So - I am a husband, father, grandfather and officially a senior citizen finally doing what I always wanted to do - I'm a writer."

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Minding Spot – Review


Minding Spot reviews The Priest and the Peaches, "The death of a parent is a hard and life-changing experience and Peterson does it with sensitivity and brings a beacon of light to the devastated Peach kids."

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