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Larry W. PittsAfter a rewarding and distinguished career at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Larry now writes full-time as a novelist. In addition to publishing in the AJC, Larry has had short stories published in the U.S. and Canada. Absolute Justice is his first novel. He is currently working on the second novel in the Nick Price series.

Life Facts:
Born in Augusta, Georgia. High School: Central, Macon
Ga. College: Georgia State University, B.A. 1984. He lives north of Atlanta, Georgia.

The Writing Life:
I write because it’s what I’ve always enjoyed doing. Writing is like an addiction. The more you do it, the harder it is to stop. I count among my influences writers that have always captivated me: Poe, Malamud, Hemingway, Updike, Mailer, and Philip Roth. And of course the writers of mystery and suspense: Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Robert B. Parker, John Grisham, David Baldacci, and John Lescroart. I write every day, mornings are best. I work slow and do a lot of rewriting and editing. I usually edit in the afternoons and evenings. And I read a lot.

I get to know my characters intimately, at least the major players. It’s my job to breathe life into them so they can tell their stories. In the end, I hope my work is both entertaining and gives readers a glimpse into lives different from their own.

Larry W. Pitts
Absolute Justice