Monday Memo – A Publishing Milestone (1000)

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Those of you who write will understand the import of this milestone. This month my 1000th publication saw the light of day. It was a small news item I wrote with my long-time friend, Reg Finger, MD, MPH: "CDC Proposed Expanded HCV Screening." Vaccine News You Can Use. Colorado Family Physician. 2nd Quarter, 2020(Spring);63:26. My first publication was in 1977: Larimore WL. "Friedman curves in undergraduate obstetrical education (Research Paper)." Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, 1977.My second was in 1984: Larimore WL. "Encounters of a poisonous kind." Nantahala Outdoor Center Newsletter, Fall/Winter, 1984:13.2004 was my “peak year,” with 127 publications. I’ve been honored to have written or co-written thirty-three books (that have sold over 750,000 copies, including several best-sellers (with four more books in various…
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Monday Memo – What a Blessing I Received

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I received a wonderful blessing recounting a story from long, long ago. Dear Walt,  Do not know if I ever reached out to you but will do so today because what I have to say is important.  In the early 70s, I was working for the Plains Presbyterian Church in Zachary, LA, as a summer youth "counselor." I invited you and your lovely wife to come to Zachary and speak to our Youth Group.  I was an aspiring pre-med, and you had been accepted into medical school. So of course, that made you my hero, and I hung on your every word. Your testimony that night, as a Christian physician-to-be, left a huge stamp on my heart. Your words helped reframe medicine for me: it went from being a position…
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Monday Memo – Endorsement for “The Best Medicine”

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Coming this October: A book about my early practice days in Kissimmee, Florida. It’s called “The Best Medicine: Tales of Humor and Hope from a Small-Town Doctor.” PREORDER HERE I’ve received another nice endorsement, and I’m so happy to share it with you: After reading The Best Medicine, I could settle for calling author Walt Larimore an engaging storyteller. But he’s more than that. Dr. Larimore connects with people through their stories and truly cares about their life experiences. In The Best Medicine, he shares a delightful assortment of stories with us in such a way that I felt as if I was sitting across the table from him, not reading a book. I laughed. I cried. And I found myself caring about people I’ve never met. Beth K. VogtChristy Award-winning author…
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Monday Memo — My Dad’s Book: “War Horses”

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In the past I’ve told you about my 15-years of labor to research stories about my dad’s World War II exploits, get them into a manuscript, and hopefully have it published. The book is tentatively titled: “War Horses: A World War II Hero’s Stories of Savagery, Stallions, and Saving the Lipizzaners.” Right now, my agent, Greg Johnson, is shopping the book, but with no takers just yet. In fact, an editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt wrote: Many thanks again for sharing WAR HORSES with me. What an incredible story—but I have to confess that the writing itself felt a little flat to me, which seems likely to make this a tough sell here at HMH. I’m sorry not to have a different take, but thank you again for sending this…
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Monthly Family Update – June 2020

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Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: Some Good News About My Dad’s Book: “War Horses”Second Great Endorsement for “The Best Medicine”2020 Walk for LifeWhat a Blessing I ReceivedA Publishing Milestone – my 1000th PublicationWant to Read “Best Medicine” before everyone else?Answers to last month’s prayersPrayer requests for this monthPast Issues 1) Some Good News About My Dad’s Book: “War Horses” In the past I’ve told you about my 15-years of labor to research stories about my dad’s World War II exploits, get them into a manuscript, and hopefully have it published. Its tentative title is, “War Horses: A World War II Hero’s Stories of Savagery, Stallions, and Saving the Lipizzaners.” Right now, my agent, Greg Johnson, is shopping the book, but with no takers just yet. In fact,…
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