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Larry Kollar
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Attended Michigan Technological University
Lives in Dawsonville, GA
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The grand-nephew is a month old tomorrow, so I thought it would be a good time to post an update.
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Our Newest Inmate
I have been sort of quiet about this, but the wife… well… Already sleeping in my sling! I’m joking. This is Charles, the offspring of Cousin Splat and his wife (let’s call her Badger Boobs, for the tats that show up when she wears something low-cut). The ta...
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Oh boy! Is this the new thing that you hinted could be coming a few days ago? 
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An unexpected extension to grilling season…
It’s unusually warm for the bottom of the year on Planet Georgia. Our high today was around 72°F, a good 20 degrees above normal. So, when I announced I was heading to the grocery store, Fizzle suggested I grill some fish for...
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December Sunsets
Easing back into this blogging thing with a shot off the deck a few evenings ago. December’s sunsets can be just as pretty as June’s. Cold comfort There was definitely more color in the sky than in the leaves this year.
Easing back into this blogging thing with a shot off the deck a few evenings ago. December’s sunsets can be just as pretty as June’s. Cold comfort There was definitely more color in the sky than in the leaves this year.
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It's been four years, so I thought I'd recycle this one.

"There's a reason why this apartment was so cheap: it's haunted."
I actually recycled this one from my blog, from almost four years ago. But it fits the prompt perfectly, a ghost making life a smidge more difficult, so let's run with it. Wri...
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T + One Month…
…and counting. Hm… am I hungry yet? It’s been six minutes… It’s been a rough one on the wife and me, too. Mostly her, but I’ve had my share of sleep deprivation as of late. Given his profound lack of pre-natal care, it might be best to think of Charles as a...
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ICYMI yesterday...
Easing back into this blogging thing with a shot off the deck a few evenings ago. December’s sunsets can be just as pretty as June’s. Cold comfort There was definitely more color in the sky than in the leaves this year.
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Guest post: Roy Huff, "The Fall of Brackenbone"
I know what it’s like to have a long-running fantasy series that won’t let go. Today, I turn the blog over to Roy Huff so he can talk about his own ball and chain, Everville . (It turns out we share a birthday… cool!) So let me shut up―take it away, Roy! No...
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The new Blink adventure, My Dad, the Supervillain!, is now underway at Writeon.

https://writeon.amazon.com/read/story/Larry_Kollar_Blink/amzn1.ignite.story.13cef35018eab75ee050007f01006940?ref_=ign_m_st_dt

The entire story to date is there, with new scenes every Monday. #Free read, come check it out!
In Skyscraper City, kids often dream of getting a superpower when they grow up. Stevie Winkler never expected to "manifest" at age 13! It's hard to be a hero when Mom is strug...
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New Blink adventure!
Blink is starting his latest adventure, My Dad, the Supervillain!  at WriteOn. Go to writeon.amazon.com , click the drop-down, and start with Part 3. Or start at the top if you need a refresher.  Updates go live every Monday until it’s done… then we’ll see ...
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Technical Writer
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  • ARRIS
    Senior Technical Writer, 1997 - present
  • Scientific-Atlanta
    Contractor Technical Writer, 1994 - 1997
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Dawsonville, GA
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Clarkston, GA - Kentwood, MI - Moline, MI - Allegan, MI
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Writer and middle-aged geek
Introduction
What I do isn't necessary what I am.

I've been doing technical writing since 1982. In that time, I got married, raised two kids, and am now raising a grandkid. The latter, family, is what defines me. If my career were my life, many things would be different.

I've always wanted to write stories, but too often found myself doing other things. At some point in the last few years, I got serious about it. In that time, I've written two novels, started a third, and wrote numerous short stories and flash fiction pieces. Many of them can be found on my blog, and I'm in the final few laps of publishing one of my novels, White Pickups.

I'm not all that concerned about "getting published" as eBook outlets now make it possible to bypass the entire query/agent/publisher gauntlet. Yes, doing it yourself is a lot of work — but honestly, the traditional route requires much the same amount (and kinds) of work but without any guarantee of seeing your work on the shelves, actual or virtual. That's not to say I would turn down a traditional book deal if one were offered, but I'm not going to go begging either. In either case, I don't expect to quit my dayjob. It's more important to me that people read and enjoy my stories than having some commercial success.
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Raising the World Cutest Grandkid
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  • Michigan Technological University
    B.A. Technical Communications, 1977 - 1982
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