Larry Landgraf’s Books

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The Adventures of Ollie Orangutan by Larry Landgraf

In the beginning, all animals were born wild and free. Ollie, however, was born in a cage and has spent his entire life in a zoo. Everything he knew, he learned from his mother and through the bars of his confinement. His life was totally dependent upon humans. He always had plenty to eat and it was fun watching the humans who visited daily, especially the little ones. Life was comfortable and Ollie grew up soft.

But as fate would have it, that is all going to change. Ollie is thrown into a completely new environment of which he knows nothing. Ollie will have to learn new things in order to survive without the help of humans. He will make new friends, but the real world is wild. He will also find those who would hurt him.

Can he toughen up and make a new life for himself?

5 Star Review: Tweens and teens will learn valuable life lessons from Ollie (an adorable orangutan) as his life suddenly changes, due to no fault of his own.

Chapter one opens with Ollie in a cage, in a train boxcar, heading away from the zoo surroundings, with the handlers that he knew, to Brownsville. If this wasn’t traumatic enough, the train derailed and Ollie found himself in unfamiliar territory.

This well-written story by Author Larry Landgraf details how Ollie has to readjust his thinking and learn how to adapt to the “Ways of the Forest”.

Beautiful illustrations depict the forest with all the new trees, birds, animals, and even dangers that Ollie must learn about in order to survive.

Ollie no longer has handlers to bring him food like at the zoo. He had learned valuable lessons from his mother, but now he must learn what to eat and where to sleep all on his own.

Soon, he is making some friends in the forest and learning which new friends are safe, and which mean him harm.

The day comes when Ollie discovers an old hermit and his dog. Life is much more bearable and he is a stronger, more self-sufficient Orangutan.

The lessons that Ollie learns coincides in many ways to the sudden home, school, neighborhood, and life challenges that kids suddenly face today (during the COVID-19 Pandemic).

As a grandmother, I suggest parents, grand-parents, and school reading programs place ‘The Adventures of Ollie Orangutan’ by Larry Landgraf on their reading lists for children ages 9-12.

Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).

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Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087BNGB15/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ollie+orangutan&qid=1587345756&sr=8-1

Pre-Order Your Copy Today: Coming In Early May

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Into Autumn: A Story of Survival (Four Seasons Book 1)
by Larry Landgraf

Lars is living alone in the Texas countryside when the economy collapses and his world becomes a dystopian nightmare.

Joined by outsider Eileen, he and his neighbors’ band together for survival in their “Peaceful Valley.”

They must learn to scratch out sustenance while fending off predatory invasions in an increasingly violent and lethal world.

Into Autumn is a sweeping adventure, a thought-provoking saga that could happen to us all.

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Amazon Print
https://www.amazon.com/Into-AutumnNovel-Larry-Landgraf/dp/1514410400/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1512493234&sr=1-1

Kindle
https://www.amazon.com/Into-Autumn-Story-Survival-Seasons-ebook/dp/B01MYBDX8O/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1512493234&sr=1-1

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Into Spring: The Next Generation (Four Seasons Book 2)
by Larry Landgraf

Twenty years after Into Autumn, Sean and Robbie leave Peaceful Valley for Corpus Christi, hoping to find women who will join their fiercely protective group back home.

What they find is a fight to survive the violent dictatorship of ruthless Sandra Hawkins.

Meanwhile, a new family joins the group in the Valley, except that what seems like a safe addition might bring the worst kinds of change.

Into Spring continues the Four Seasons saga about building a new life in Texas after the collapse of civilization.

Award: Into Spring 2017 finalist ‘Book of the Year’ (action/adventure) Independent Author’s Network (IAN1)

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Amazon Hard-Copy Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Into-Spring-Next-Generation-Seasons/dp/1936442434/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1512493106&sr=1-2

Amazon Soft-Cover Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Into-Spring-Next-Generation-Seasons/dp/1936442442/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1512493106&sr=1-2

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Into-Spring-Next-Generation-Seasons-ebook/dp/B01MZDAAQ9/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1512493106&sr=1-2

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Into Winter: The Armed Invasion (The Four Seasons Book 3)
by Larry Landgraf

The ruthless dictator of Corpus Christi, Sandra Hawkins has blood in her eyes as she plans revenge against Peaceful Valley.

Sean Lin discovers her plan, but does the small community stand a chance against her heavily armed and well-trained army?

The valley’s residents are wary hunters skilled at camouflage and stealth, but will toughness and smarts be enough to save their way of life from overwhelming force?

5 Star Review: Let me quickly recap The Four Seasons series books One and Two before jumping into book three titled Into Winter: The Armed Invasion (The Four Seasons Book 3) by Larry Landgraf.

Book One (Into Autumn by Larry Landgraf) takes one of modern man’s worst fears and makes it a reality when the grid fails leaving people to survive by any and all means possible. Communities like Peaceful Valley spring up, but not without advantages and disadvantages to belong.

Book Two (Into Spring-The Next Generation by Larry Landgraf) finds two young adults from Peaceful Valley striking out on their own to find wives. Arriving in Corpus Christi, they find a society ruled by a ruthless dictator named Sandra Hawkins. Survival takes on a different form than Sean and Robbie had known in Peaceful Valley and escape might be out of their reach.

Book Three (Into Winter: The Armed Invasion by Larry Landgraf) brings us to a point in the story where Robbie and two female allies (Florence Ingalls and Beka Livingston) are trying to escape in a Cessna Skyhawk at the Airport. This is a dangerous proposition. Back in Peaceful Valley, the community is gearing up for a standoff against Sandra Hawkins’s army which they learn may be heading their way. Their only defense might be offense with some old equipment as John states “I know a little about electronics”. Will they be able to save their small community from this tyrant and if they do, what lies ahead?

Author Larry Landgraf weaves a believable tale that takes his characters into survival mode that toys with the reader’s imagination and the ‘what ifs’. Like what if our grid was to fail? What if democracy was no more? Each character plays his and her part well and the story flows quickly from one page to the next. I encourage you to read each book in this epic series in order. Author Larry Landgraf wrote book two and three as stand-alone novels to help those who come late to the series. Now we wait for his promised conclusion titled Into Summer: Dawn Of A New Age.

Review by Theodocia Mclean (Book Marketing Global Network).

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Amazon Hard-Cover Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Into-Winter-Armed-Invasion-Seasons/dp/1936442566/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1512492415&sr=1-3

Amazon Soft-Cover Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Into-Winter-Armed-Invasion-Seasons/dp/1936442574/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1512492415&sr=1-3

Kindle
https://www.amazon.com/Into-Winter-Armed-Invasion-Seasons-ebook/dp/B075VH8KTK/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1512492415&sr=1-3

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Into Summer: Dawn Of A New Age (Four Seasons Series Book 4)
by Larry Landgraf

The twins, Robbie and Ronnie Lindgren, head off on a new adventure.

Tired of all the warfare, they want to try to return south

Texas to a peaceful state, but change is always difficult, and peace comes at a high price.

One will live and one will die in their quest for a new government, economy, and society.

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Amazon Hard-Cover Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Into-Summer-Dawn-Four-Seasons/dp/1936442671/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Amazon Soft-Cover Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Into-Summer-Dawn-Four-Seasons/dp/193644268X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Into-Summer-Dawn-Four-Seasons-ebook/dp/B07JNWWKF2/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Tales From The Riverside by Larry Landgraf

Tales from the Riverside tells true and unique stories about one man’s struggle with alligators, snakes, killer bees, and hordes of nasty critters on a daily basis in his swamp. Experience the danger without the need for professional medical services. Life in a swamp is not for everyone.

5 Star Review: Tales from the Riverside, is a refreshing group of stories that you will relate to if you are not a born and raised a city dweller. If you are a city dweller, you will enjoy the stories, because Author Larry Landgraf writes with candor and humor as he shares his life on the Guadalupe River in Texas.

The author states it best “I’m a swamp dweller”. The book is divided up by thirty-five personal stories with actual photos which illustrate points of interest. Here are a few of his interesting titles: City Gals and Fishing, Catching Moccasins, You Are What You Eat, War in the Swamp, Our Wild Sex Life, Who’s to Blame…Our Dying Estuary, and The Day My World Blew Up in My Face, literally to name a few.

I love the author’s statement, “There are dozens of ways to die in a swamp. There are just as many ways to die, if not more, in the city.” He goes on the say, “In my opinion, the most dangerous animal on this planet is man. I’ll take my chances with the alligators, bees, snakes, and all the other creatures that live in my swamp.”

As for Larry, he is more comfortable in the swamp where he and his girlfriend can have a garden and fry fresh catfish, not to mention battling with what will walk, fly, crawl, and slitter out of the swamp. Larry and Ellen (city gal) enjoy their beautiful, peaceful and even dangerous environment. He and his partner respect the power of nature, even when they had to endure the wrath of Hurricane Harvey.

Larry shares intimate personal life stories with words that will draw you into the swamp with him. You will feel compassion for Ellen (city woman), living life in a swamp. He even shares some of his mother’s recipes, which look downright yummy.

Tales from the Riverside by Larry Landgraf is a great way to see how Larry lives his life and what he chooses to share with us readers. I purchased this book from Kindle and enjoyed it so much, I turned around and purchased a print paperback copy from Amazon to give to my husband as a Father’s Day gift.

Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).

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Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Riverside-Larry-Landgraf/dp/1947867199/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1525198236&sr=1-1

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Riverside-Larry-Landgraf-ebook/dp/B07C76RHDH/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1525198236&sr=1-1

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Screenplays (4) for The Four Seasons Series are Here!

Message From Author: “The Fall of 2018 meant the completion of the Four Seasons Series. I had already written two screenplays for the first two books in the Series, but now I had the time to write the last two.

Many have said that my fiction Series books would make great movies. I have had some success with the screenwriting festivals, but will a movie result? I can only hope. I will work toward that end over the next year or two. Cross your fingers. A movie is every author’s dream. Not all dreams come true but I will see if I can make it happen. If you have a few $million to invest, do give me a call at 361-550-2633. I won’t hold my breath, but it never hurts to ask.

I am happy to announce that the last two screenplays for the Series are finished and published. The covers are designed for me by the publisher during the publishing process, but the titles I do choose. I hope you like them. Now without further delay…

By the way, the screenplays are on Amazon as print books as well as e-books. If you haven’t read the Series, the screenplays are quick reads and will give you an idea of what the novels are about. You’ll get the gist of the story, though some things are changed.”

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A Tempest In Texas (Print Replica)
by Larry Landgraf

A chilling account of how Lars Lindgren and Eileen Branson must face new challenges when all of humanity is forced into desperate survival mode when the grid shuts down, and government and the economy crumble.

True-life characters in gravely realistic scenarios sure to make some people squeamish.

Awards:
A Tempest in Texas 2017 finalist ‘screenplay’ New York Screenwriting Festival (action/adventure) A Tempest in Texas 2017 finalist ‘screenplay’ Influx Magazine Festival (action/adventure)A Tempest in Texas 2017 semi-finalist ‘screenplay’ Los Angeles Screenwriting Festival (action/adventure)A Tempest in Texas is currently in the hands of two producers.

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Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Tempest-Texas-Larry-Landgraf/dp/1520837852/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1512492766&sr=1-4

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Tempest-Texas-Larry-Landgraf-ebook/dp/B06Y1BBKY6/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1512492766&sr=1-4

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Chaos In Corpus Christi by Larry Landgraf

Twenty years after the chaos began, Robbie and Sean leave Peaceful Valley for the first time. They are on a quest to Corpus Christi. The boys have matured and need wives.

The grid, government, and economy collapsed two decades ago. Ninety-five percent of the people died. The world has changed drastically. Only the tough have survived.

Corpus Christi, however, is strong, but not without a price. The city is a brutal dictatorship ruled by the ruthless Sandra Hawkins and her chief of police, Richard Ingalls.

Though they have trained all their lives for this moment, nothing could have prepared Robbie and Sean for what lies ahead. Can the boys find love in this new world?

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Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Chaos-Corpus-Christi-Larry-Landgraf/dp/1726688321/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Chaos-Corpus-Christi-Larry-Landgraf-ebook/dp/B07JD6HV1Q/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Vendetta In The Valley by Larry Landgraf

Vendetta in the Valley is based on Into Winter (book 3) of the Four Seasons Series by the author. Robbie Lindgren busts Florence Ingalls out of her cell at the Farm with the help of Beka Livingston, and they all escape from the clutches of the brutal dictator of Corpus Christi, Sandra Hawkins. In a separate escape, Sean, a friend of Robbie’s, and two of Sandra’s most trusted ladies also leave Corpus.

This puts Sandra into a tailspin and she is hell-bent on revenge. She mounts an invasion of Peaceful Valley. But Sandra doesn’t just want to kill Robbie and Sean, she is out to kill everyone in Peaceful Valley. This is a story of love and loss, persistence and perseverance, and of hope.

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Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Vendetta-Valley-Larry-Landgraf/dp/1796470635/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Vendetta-Valley-Larry-Landgraf-ebook/dp/B07NKWV2ZY/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Fanning The Flames of Freedom by Larry Landgraf

Fanning the Flames of Freedom is based on Into Summer (book 4) of the Four Seasons Series by the author. When Robbie Lindgren recovers from injuries sustained from the war with Sandra Hawkins, he and his brother, Ronnie, embark on a new adventure to expand their success in Corpus Christi over all of south Texas and beyond.

One will live and one will die in this gut-wrenching saga of Peaceful Valley. Family and relationships are strained to the limit. Is love strong enough to hold them all together?

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Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1796470686/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i12

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NKSHMQJ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i8

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How To Be A Smart SOB Like Me
by Larry Landgraf

Work, money, food, relationships, life in general—these are the everyday struggles for billions crowded into our challenging world.

Larry Landgraf tells us his story and the many lessons he’s learned for finding extraordinary happiness.

How to Be a Smart SOB Like Me is a stark but heartfelt examination of a life well-lived.

You might like him, and you might not, but you can’t help but learn ways you, too, can achieve your best.

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Amazon Hard-Cover Print:
https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Smart-SOB-Like/dp/1936442507/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1512492945&sr=1-5

Amazon Soft-Cover Print:
https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Smart-SOB-Like/dp/1936442515/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1512492945&sr=1-5

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Smart-SOB-Like-ebook/dp/B06XVFS5HF/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1512492945&sr=1-5

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Author Larry Landgraf a.k.a. Swamp Man!

Who Am I?

Tales From The Riverside

Into Autumn

Into Spring

Into Winter

Into Summer

Life In The Swamp

How To Be A Smart SOB Like Me

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About Larry Landgraf: Larry Landgraf was born and raised on the Guadalupe River Delta on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Update: They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That being said, I have created two video slide shows set to music. They are “Who Am I?” and “Life in My Swamp”. They are the first two videos in the slideshow to the right. Know me first and you’ll know why I write what I write. Thank you.

After four years of college, Larry spent 20+ years as a commercial fisherman. When that ended, he became a general contractor for another 20+ years. He wrote his first book in 1986 in an attempt to save his commercial fishing career. The book and the career failed. After retiring from the contracting business due to a death-defying accident, he wrote his second book in 2012 “How to be a Smart SOB Like Me”.

Still he didn’t consider himself an author. He awoke one morning in January 2015 with a story in his head. He sat down at the computer and began to write this story. Next thing he knew, he had written 300 pages. After an extensive re-write and editing, “Into Autumn – A Story of Survival” was published in September 2015. This is his third book, but debut novel. “Into Autumn” was re-published in January of 2017.

As he left some things hanging in “Into Autumn” he had to write a sequel. “Into Spring – The Next Generation” came out in January 2017. It made “finalist” in the Independent Author’s Network (IAN1) 2017 Book of the Year contest. Larry then came up with the idea of a Four Seasons series. “Into Winter” hit the shelves in September of 2017. “Into Summer” is next and is planned for 2018, but before that, another screenplay is in the works as well as turning his “Tales From the Riverside” blog into a book. Larry finally considers himself an author, but you decide for yourself.

Larry still lives on the Guadalupe River Delta…in the swamp. He writes, tends his fruit orchard and his large garden. He enjoys fishing with Ellen, his significant other, traveling and living in the country where he resides.

Update: Hurricane Harvey hit Larry dead center. You won’t believe what happened. His home is okay, but the story is unbelievable. Read it on his blog titled Tales from the Riverside. That Son-of-a-bitch Harvey Almost Got the Best of Me. http://intoautumn.com/?p=562

Who Am I?
https://youtu.be/IRO3x7hW-8g

View Life In The Swamp:
https://youtu.be/cKWr_sEDpUU

Amazon Author’s Page:
https://www.amazon.com/Larry-Landgraf/e/B00NS3YRLO/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_4?qid=1512492363&sr=8-4

Professional Website (Primary):
http://www.intoautumn.com/

The Smart SOB (Save The World and Rant):
http://thesmartsob.com/the-smart-sob/blog/

Into Spring (Work In Progress):
http://www.intospringsequel.com

Into Winter (Work In Progress):
http://www.intowinter.com

YouTube Channel (23 videos):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHAl2COVDWFIpDB_B8AkoRp3iiaXaKCaC

Professional Blog:
http://intoautumn.com/?p=562

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/intoautumn

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/riverrmann

Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/riverrmann2/into-autumn/

Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/47756876-larry-landgraf

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