Larissa considers herself lucky to have taught English in Japan, escaped a ferocious monkey in Thailand, studied archaeology in Egypt, and survived teaching high school history in the US. However, adopting her daughters from China has been her most rewarding experience. After moving around the Midwest, the South and Japan, she considers Peachtree City, Georgia, her home address.
In June 2015, she and her husband, daughters, and little dog, Biscuit, moved back to Nagoya, Japan, where she continues to write. She and her family debuted August 31, 2016, on HGTV's House Hunters International in the episode "Living for the Weekend in Nagoya, Japan."
She loves small town characters with big attitudes, particularly sassy women with a penchant for trouble. She enjoys writing romantic comedies and humorous mysteries and also hopes to publish a young adult series in the future.
The Cherry Tucker Mystery series with Henery Press begins with Portrait of a Dead Guy (August 28, 2012), a 2012 Daphne du Maurier finalist, a 2012 The Emily finalist, and a 2011 Dixie Kane Memorial winner. Following Portrait are Still Life in Brunswick Stew, (May 21, 2013), the 2014 Georgia Author of the Year and Silver Falchion nominee, Hijack in Abstract (November 5, 2013), Death in Perspective (June 24, 2014),The Body in the Landscape, (December 15, 2015), and A Composition in Murder, (November 15, 2016) follow. The Cherry Tucker novella, Quick Sketch, in the mystery anthology Heartache Motel (December 10, 2013) is a prequel to Portrait. Another Cherry Tucker short story, The Vigilante Vignette, appeared in a short run Halloween Mystery Anthology, Midnight Mysteries: Nine Cozy Tales from Nine Bestselling Mystery Authors (September 15, 2016) but will be released again in 2017.
January 2017 saw the release of the first in her Maizie Albright Star Detective series, 15 Minutes. Two more books are planned in that series, 16 Millimeters and NC-17, published by Past Perfect Press.
She was very pleased to receive the 2015 finalist medal for Georgia Author of the Year, Best Mystery, for Death in Perspective.
Larissa loves to hear from readers. She sends a regular newsletter with special contests for subscribers and welcomes friends to chat with her on Facebook.
Professional photos by Scott Asano http://scottasano.com
HGTV's House Hunters International episode "Living for the Weekend in Nagoya" (debuted August 31, 2016)
The Big Thrill Article on Larissa Reinhart (A Composition in Murder)
The Big Thrill Article on Larissa Reinhart (Death in Perspective)
The Big Thrill on Larissa Reinhart (The Body in the Landscape)