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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Larry W. Timm, Suspense


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Larry W. Timm
Larry W. Timm is a husband, father, preacher, and writer who loves creating stories with heart, soul, and high doses of adrenaline.

Welcome, Larry. What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading your book?
I hope that a reader will walk away with a renewed appreciation for the fact that life is not only one of God’s most sacred gifts, but also one of the most fragile.

How do people react when they find out you write?
There are a variety of reactions I get when people learn I’m a writer. The reactions range from, “What?” to “Why?” to “Oh, how interesting!” to “Well, aren’t we all?” to “I’ve got a book in me too. Can you help me get it out?” to “Hmm…so what does your wife do to support the family then?” to “Ah. So you’re one of those.”

Why do you feel compelled to write—in your genre or at all?
I’ve always been enthralled with the power of story to illustrate important truths in an entertaining and engaging way. It seems that story has always been an effective way to introduce or nurture our understanding of basic truths. If we think about it, I think we can all look back and realize that stories (fictional or non-fictional) have long been one of the vehicles for imparting foundational lessons in every stage of our lives. Even our Lord Jesus used the power of story to grab listeners by both sides of their brains and shine light on truth.

Lightning Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? How about a mountain with a view of the beach? Okay, if I had to choose one, I’d have to say that I’m in the beach phase of my life now. 

Y’all or You Guys?  Seriously, I say both. I was born down south but raised in the Midwest. I probably say, “You Guys” more often.

Biscuits or Dinner Roll? I love both! You’re killin’ me here! Okay…I’ll go with…Dinner roll.

Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Um…Yes? Uh, if I have to choose one, I’d choose Spring.

Laptop or Desktop?

Mug or teacup? Mug

Please tell us a little about your novel, Murder for Emily’s Sake.
On a moonlit night in Wichita, Kansas, a tormented father stands by the grave of his teenage daughter, Emily, and makes a chilling vow to avenge her death. Once he gets his hands on the three women he holds responsible for his daughter’s death, they will regret the day they met Emily outside the abortion clinic. He will expose a dark secret. He will bury them, as he buried Emily. Bury them alive. And after their caskets are in the ground, they will die…for Emily’s sake.

Where can readers find you online?
Facebook Author Page

Where can readers purchase Murder for Emily’s Sake?
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas

Any parting comment?
Thank you for the privilege of being on your blog and connecting with your readers. I hope they will follow me on Twitter, my Amazon Author Page, or check-in on my website so they can get the latest information on upcoming releases. (Hint: I hope to be announcing the release date for my second suspense novel soon!)

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer question to be entered in the book drawing.)
I have a question for anyone who has read Murder for Emily’s Sake, and a question for those who haven’t, but who like to read suspense.

For those who have read Murder for Emily’s Sake: Who was your favorite character, and why?

For suspense readers: Other than suspense, what is the most important part of a suspense novel to you?

Larry, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Larry is offering a print copy of Murder for Emily’s Sake to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through September 25, 2018, and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of The Ember Series by Carrie Daws is Nancy. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


“Wow, this book starts out strong and keeps getting better. I laughed, cried, tried to warn them, rejoiced and prayed along with them.”—Amazon Reader Review

TIDEWATER SUMMER, set in 1952 on an island off the South Carolina coast. You can read more about the book here, and you can read the Prologue here.


  1. Great characters are so important in a suspense novel. Strong, exciting characters! mauback55 at gmail dot com

  2. Love a little suspense! Sounds like this would be a great book! sonjadotnishimoto at gmaildot com

  3. strong storyline and characters! I'm a follower! sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. LOL, the suspense...of course. I like having a little edge-of-the-seat kind of tension to keep my interest high in the book. I know what you mean about the questions...mountains w/ a beach view works! And I probably say you guys more than either of the others. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to reading your work.

  5. I am a follower. I enjoy suspense and mystery, so this one looks great! paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

    1. The best part of a suspenseful book is a good plot line, I like to try to figure out who the bad guys are or what their motive is.

  6. Always looking for new books to read. Christian fiction and mystery being two of my favorite genres so for this book to be both makes it sound ever better. Looking forward to reading. playfulcatsATgmailDOTcom

  7. Cool another author I have not read yet. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

  8. The most important part of a suspense book to me is the story leading right up to finding out if "the butler did it". I haven't read this book yet, but would like to do so.
    Janet E.

  9. Murder for Emily's Sake sounds like a sad story with a grieving father seeking revenge which i would like to read.
    Vivian Furbay jtandviv(at)q(dot)com