Walt Larimore

Walt Larimore is a best-selling author who resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. He has written or co-written 41 books and over 1200 articles in dozens of publications. As an author, his books have garnered a number of American awards and his international writing awards include Page Turner Finalist, Shortlist, and Patron's awards. As a writer and educator, Walt has been listed as an inaugural member of the Leading Educators of the World, by the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England, but considers these secondary to being a devoted husband for 50 years and a father for over 45 years. He and his childhood sweetheart, Barb, are the parents of two exceptional adult children and the doting grandparents of two beautiful granddaughters.

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Golden Writer
At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse
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Stuart Wakefield Thu, 31/08/2023 - 14:49

Great story! I thought the theme was resilience in the face of adversity. Even when faced with difficult challenges and life-threatening situations, Phil found the strength to persevere and continue fighting for the greater good. His courage and strength of will are evident throughout the passage, and I think this serves as an example for us all.

The part I liked the most was the description of Phil's emotions at the end. His journey from battle to home is full of uncertainty and fear, but the nurse's smile is reassuring and filled with hope. It's a small moment of joy in an otherwise bleak story. I also appreciate how the passage captures the chaos of war with the constantly shifting front and the idea of Phil being promoted while he is in the hospital.

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