Larry Townley is originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, and is a 1980 graduate of Fair Park High School, and a 1992 graduate of LSU-S. Larry served as a police officer with the Shreveport Police Department for almost 12 years. In 1995, Larry joined the Department of Justice as an investigator, and currently lives near Fredericksburg, Virginia. Larry's hobbies include writing, Martial Arts, and playing lead guitar and keys in a classic rock band. Larry is married with 3 children. Larry is also a huge World War II buff, and from his mother's side of the family, he had an uncle that served as a U.S. Marine at Guadalcanal and in the Korean War. On his father's side, Larry's ancestors are originally from England, and he is related to the Towneleys of Burnley, Lancashire, England who owned what is now known as Towneley Hall in Burnley.