Bio: Politically active and sports-minded, Larry Rochelle grew up in the city of Toledo where crime was limited to stolen bicycles and where his political views were formulated by the McCarthy Hearings, and his dad's union activities. Since 1978 he has lived in the Kansas City area with his family, taking an interest in photography and Kansas City blues. He's a member of the Blues Society and the Jazz Ambassadors. Many of his Palmer Morel mystery novels include atmosphere borrowed from the streets of Kansas City. His poetry and prose observe human kind with quirky timing and cunning simplicity. He plays tennis and takes an uncommon interest in divots and attack geese while on the golf course. He has been a Professor of English at Johnson County Community College, teaching both Composition and Cinema.