Larry Townley is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, a 1980 graduate of Fair Park High School, and a 1992 graduate of LSU-S. Larry served for almost 12 years as police officer with the Shreveport Police Department before joining the U.S. Department of Justice as an investigator in 1995. Larry is married with 3 children and currently lives near Fredericksburg, VA. In addition to writing, Larry also practices Martial Arts and plays lead guitar/keys in a classic rock band. He is a huge WWII buff, and had an uncle that served with the U.S. Marines at Guadalcanal and then in the Korean War. Larry's ancestors are from England and France, and he is related to the Towneley's of Burnley, Lancashire, England and the famous Towneley Hall in Burnley, England.