Larry Franklin

author

Author of Mnemosyne:  A Love Affair with Memory, published by Xlibris, The Rita Nitz Story:  A Life without Parole, published by Southern Illinois University Press, Cherry Blossoms & Barron Plains:  A woman’s journey from mental illness to a prison cell, published by Chipmunka Publishing Company, Supermax Prison:  Controlling the most dangerous criminals, published by History Publishing Company.

About me

I Turn My Experience
into a Story.

Seemingly elusive, my path to happiness is quite simple. First, build yourself a flower garden, preferably one big enough to walk through. Surround it with bird houses, bird feeders, and a bird bath or two. 

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$9.00-$17.80

Cherry Blossoms & Barren Plains

$14.95

Victims make the Best Birdhouses

$3.99-$31.00

Mnemosyne: A Love Affar with Memory

$9.00-$20.00

Supermax Prison: Controlling the most dangerous Criminals

$15

The Rita Nitz Story

My New Release

April 2022

Book to be released late April 2022 at retail stores. Advanced copies online through WiDo Publishing Company.

Blog Update

From my blog

Book Reviews IV

Lara Mazzone5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn’t stop readingA truly moving memoir about repressed memories and PTSD from sexual and emotional abuse. I finished the entire book in one day! HD.5.0 out of 5 stars A powerful story based on a traumatic childhoodI wasn’t sure what to expect when I began this book, but it becameContinue reading “Book Reviews IV”

Victims Make the Best Birdhouses

Sometimes a potential reader is struck by the title of my book and wants to know what it means.. While I prefer the readers wait until page 72 to discover the answer, I’ll share the secret. The title is designed to provide a hook for reading the book. By the way, I think “Victims MakeContinue reading “Victims Make the Best Birdhouses”

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What did you think about my book?

“Larry L. Franklin exposes the many inconsistencies and half-truths in the case. Along the way, he portrays a subculture of drifters in small-town southern Illinois and explains the life of an abused woman while confronting his own story of abuse as a child. Franklin’s investigation could change a woman’s life and correct a glaring injustice. This is a story that must be heard.”—Ted Anton, author of Eros, Magic, and the Murder of Professor Culianu

Ted Anton Author of Eros, Magic, and the Murder of Professor Culianu

“The Rita Nitz Story is a compelling read, not because it's a slick thriller. . . but because Franklin is a passionate writer telling his readers a gritty tale—a story about a woman who has been a victim of one kind or another all of her life, and a story about how America's judicial system treats those without resources or even the imagination to seek them.”

ForeWord

"Franklin's ability to draw the reader in held me captive from the beginning. His story epitomizes how the journey to healing from childhood sexual abuse can be arduous and painful, but in the end, a triumph. His writing style allows you to take the journey with him and thus, it is an emotional upheaval at times. Like his other books, I was always anxious to turn the next page."

C.j. Excellent Read
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