Saturday, August 13, 2022

L.A. City Hall Honors Author Larry Pye Among Others At An Evening With African American Authors

Authors Pamela Samuels Young, Erica “Mary Mary” Campbell, Larry Pye, Arlene L. Walker and Commissioner Mike Davis
(Clockwise) Authors Pamela Samuels Young, Erica “Mary Mary” Campbell, Larry Pye, Arlene L. Walker and Commissioner Mike Davis / Photo Credit: Beverly Pye

*Los Angeles Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti and Our Authors Study Club honored Author Larry Pye‘s debut book “The Twinkle Box” an Amazon #1 Bestselling novel at “An Evening with African American Authors” at Los Angeles City Hall, Board of Public Works Chambers.

Commissioner Mike Davis, Board of Public Works, Chair of the African American Heritage Month Committee called the prestigious event to order recently. Other authors who were honored included; Tsehai Essiebea Farrell, Rachel Howzell Hall, Jozanne Marie, Pamela Samuels Young, Esq., Dr. Jeffrey Stewart (College Professor), Arlene Walker, Michael Colyar (Comedian), and Erica Campbell (Grammy Award Winner Mary Mary).

Each author made a statement about what inspired them to write their books and shared dramatic passages from their books. The author’s books were made available via Malik Books in Baldwin Hills Mall, as authors signed their books for the audience of the packed chamber. The evening ended with all the honorees receiving Certificates of Recognition by Mayor Eric Garcetti and delicious food catered by Chef Marilyn.

Author Pye’s The Twinkle Box is a must-read! It tells the story of an engrossing psychological murder-mystery loosely based on a true story. The Father character is a charming, abusive, sadistic sociopath who could easily be your next-door neighbor. You will be intrigued by the deeply complex characters, each with a tragic backstory. When you step into this dark world of romance, suspense, and terror you might want to leave the lights on. Yet through all the madness, a valiant hero emerges, and the chilling and graphic contents of the Twinkle Box are revealed.

The Twinkle Box Trailer:

Author Larry Pye is a Retired Probation Officer, who also teaches Anger Management and Life Skills has written his debut novel, “The Twinkle Box”. In spite of the dark subject content, the book deals with romance, overcoming hardships, learning to trust and the beauty of friendships.

One reader stated, “Intense from beginning to end, The Twinkle Box is very different from books I usually read but is fantastic and extremely exciting to read. The stakes are high from the first pages to the last, and just when I think I know what’s coming next, Larry Pye reminds me who the master is. I love this book and I highly recommend reading it.”

Author Larry Pye, states, “There’s a story behind every person. There’s a reason why they’re the way they are. Think about that before you judge someone.”

He further adds, “Whoever reads my book, I hope they take from it that everyone has a backstory and no matter how we may appear, we all have problems. For better or worse, we are coping as best we know how.”

“The Twinkle Box” is currently available at, here’s the Link –

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 9780999497821






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