That’s me—Larry P

Larry Peterson, a former reinforcing Iron-Worker from NYC,  is a Catholic/Christian writer/author and posts commentary weekly. He has worked as an ongoing contributor to Aleteia for almost five years, and his work has appeared in such publications as Zenit from Rome, New Evangelists, Top Catholic Blogs, Big Pulpit,, and others. Recently he joined Catholic Stand as a columnist.

His first children’s picture book, “Slippery Willie’s Stupid, Ugly Shoes” was published in 2011. In 2012, his full-length novel, “The Priest and the Peaches” was released. His second novel, “The Demons of Abadon,” was published in the spring of 2016

Larry’s third novel, “Horizon Homeless,” was released in ebook format in May of 2017, and the paperback followed on July 27, 2017.

Larry belongs to the Catholic Writer’s Guild, The Catholic Writer’s Society, The Knights of Columbus, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He has been an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion for over twenty years bringing communion to the homebound and hospitalized.

On the personal side:

Larry’s first wife died of cancer (Melanoma) in 2003. He married again in 2006. His new wife had also been widowed. Ironically, she came down with cancer (Lymphoma) in 2011. In the fall of 2014, she was diagnosed as having Alzheimer’s Disease. Sadly, she passed away in March of 2017. As a seasoned caregiver, he has written many articles about his experiences, especially those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. He would welcome any questions from caregivers and the widowed on topics such as bereavement, grief, cancer, dementia, and loneliness.

The writer has three kids and six grandchildren, and they all live within three miles of each other.

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