New In-Depth Interview With Best-Selling Novelist Pavane Ravel. The Backstory of How “The Other Shoes of Larry Martin” Novel Series Has Come To Life…

New Literary Fiction Novel Series By Pavane Ravel.

An In-depth Interview About The Backstory of How The Series Came To Be…

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Interview with Author Pavane Ravel

How many books have you written and which is your favorite?

So far, I have written seven complete novels.

This includes my first book which I wrote as a teenager just for me. I have always wanted to be a fiction novelist. At a young age, the only way I could discover if my dream was feasible was to actively write a novel. I wrote at night when I was supposed to be in bed and rested for high school in the morning.

My first book was 300 handwritten pages and took me 5 years to write. When it was finished, I put it in a drawer and never looked back. But I had my answer.

I love all my books; they are my creation and like my children.

When I began the first book (Revelation of Lies) of my Larry Martin Novel Series — The Other Shoes of Larry Martin” — I had no clue the work would turn into a series. Prior to writing this book, I had just finished my second novel, “Hepplewhite.” I had planned to publish Hepplewhite, but then, Larry Martin got in the way.

Much to my family’s alarm, I was obsessed with “Revelation of Lies.” I could not stop writing, not even when we were on vacation at the beach. I hardly ate or slept. I came close to ruining our vacation. But still, I could not stop. I did not want to stop.

If I had to choose my favorite books of what I have written, they would be Book One, Revelation of Lies, and Book Five, Revenge Served Cold, of the Larry Martin series.    

If you’re planning a sequel, can you share a tiny bit about your plans for it?

The Other Shoes of Larry Martin will be a seven-book series. Currently, I am writing Book Six. I do have an idea for the title of this novel, but as I am not settled on it yet, I won’t mention it.

I am happy to say that the first two books of the series are now published. I plan for Book Three, The Board Extraction, to come out at the end of this year.

Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?

Yes, I want each book to stand on its own. For readers who have not read the previous books in the series, I try to provide some background of what’s happening in the opening of each book.

All the books are connected though. They are one long story of Larry Martin’s life. His outlook. Why he does what he does. His metaphysical approach to life. Larry is a uniquely progressive character.  

How did you come up with the title for your book?

In Book One, Revelation of Lies, Larry starts off as an awful person. He is part of the Incel community and a misogynist. I never saw him as evil, just misguided.

He was raised by an abusive father who hated everyone … women, gays, and minorities. This was all Larry knew. Before graduating college, he got a job as a journalist with a cruel alt-right website. Larry’s job was to mock the poor and homeless. And after he got fired and became homeless himself — everything he despised — he had a revelation of all the lies that had brought him down this sad path. Hence, the title.

In Book Two, On Becoming Laurie Roberts, Larry has changed his life so radically by embracing kindness, he’s managed to become an entirely different person. And this is where his life alters in the best of ways. After beings adopted by a wealthy architect, his transformation becomes complete. Larry Martin becomes Laurie Roberts. The book is about this transformation. Hence, the title. But it is not an easy ride. Laurie does the best he can and he is brilliant. But the betrayal of the men he loves the most nearly destroys him. 


How long did it take you to write this book?

Ah. Well. Right now, we are talking about two different books. Revelation of Lies took me three months in a concerted effort to write. ‘On Becoming Laurie Roberts’ took me five months to accomplish.

Like anyone else, in all this, I still have other responsibilities. I am often distracted to please my family and clean the house. My family is settled with me writing now. That’s a good thing. They help me in every way. But I still must break from my writing to get other things done. I find myself slowing down now. Books Three, Four, and Five are written, so I can rest a bit too. 

What does the title mean?

I create my titles in direct correlation to something happening in my book. I often finish a book before I select a title.

For example, as I mentioned, I am writing Book Six of the series now. While I do have an idea, I would rather wait and see if there is something specific I can select for an even tighter title. I like specifics. 

‘Revelation of Lies’ and ‘Becoming Laurie Roberts were specific to what occurred in those books.

What did you learn when writing the book?

Ha! This question is like asking a brain surgeon, “What did you learn in medical school?”

Okay. Here’s how I feel. Or perhaps, the best way to say so is from a 5-star review from Kevin Terres M. on Barnes and Noble:

“Larry is some kind of odd study between cruelty v. kindness, laziness v. self-discipline, and internal strength v. fragility. There is something profound going on here.”

Or from Armando Rodriquez on Amazon, another 5-star review:

“Although fictitious, Pavane develops a character that symbolizes hope for humanity.”   

Hope for humanity? Did you ever? Yes, I did mean that, but to accomplish it in a reader’s eyes is a truly wonderful thing.

I believe that people are starved for kindness. I believe people can forget how powerful kindness can be.

Most of us in America live in a world of cruelty. Our rights are being stripped from voters, women, gay and trans communities as well as minorities. The costs of living are escalating out of control. Homelessness is growing. The billionaires are reaping it all while too many are hungry. The costs of healthcare remain frightening. Medical bankruptcy is on the rise and the expense of senior living has become astronomical.         

How do we live? How do we survive? How do we teach people what is happening in a simple way that can be understood?

Through a story. And that’s what Larry Martin is … just a story, not a dissertation or a lecture. I wanted to cover these societal issues in a way that’s easy to understand.     

What surprised you the most?

While I don’t plot my books from start to finish, I do make internal notes of details and directions to keep my story straight. So, most of the time, I think I know what’s going to happen. It always surprises me when I don’t see something coming, yet it’s far better than what I originally intended.

Have you ever killed off a character your readers loved?

Yes. This is a good example of a surprise. There is a character I love. I had plotted future scenes involving this character deeper into the series. I thought I knew where the story was headed, but none of it happened. Yes, my character died, even as I understood why. Book 5 emerged from that why. I have not offered this novel to readers yet, but the death caused my editor to cry. He was surprised and shocked. Since the loss was not predictable, he was truly saddened. If he had such a reaction, I know it will be the same for my readers. 

What do you do to get inside your character’s head?

When I am writing, I am watching a movie in my mind. That’s the best way I can describe it. I am transcribing a mental movie. I see things through Larry Martin’s eyes. I know what he thinks and what he feels. I understand how he sees the world around him and his approach to that world in response.  

It’s interesting to me that Larry is far more intelligent than I am. I don’t try to control him; he shows me what he wants. And he is very direct about it.


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Pavane Ravel is an acclaimed influential writer of political literary fiction and is the author of her introductory novel series, “The Other Shoes of Larry Martin” with book one released in Oct. 2021 titled “Revelation of Lies” and book two titled “On Becoming Laurie Roberts” in Feb. 2023. Ravel’s books are available for purchase on her official website (, Amazon Books, and Amazon Kindle while being featured in many fine online books and reader sites.

Ravel has always wanted to be a full-time writer and finally has reached the point in life where that dream is a reality. She traveled extensively over the years and has seen nearly the entire United States, much of Canada, Europe, and some of South and Central America. Pavane also studied political science and journalism at universities in the United States and Europe.

Pavane is happily married and has raised successful grown children. She enjoys discussing economics after working as a commodities broker. She and her family reside in New York, and she shares her time concentrating on family, close friends, and writing. She also continues to enjoy international traveling.

For Pavane, who is passionate about politics and societal issues, these books and series are an important story to tell. Larry Martin is also a truly complex and fascinating character as a unique progressive hero.

Pavane enjoys humor and loves to engage and connect with readers. She welcomes readers’ thoughts and comments through her website.

You may connect with her on social media!

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Cat Welcomes Author Pavane Ravel To The Reading Den & Her Novel Series ‘The Other Shoes of Larry Martin.’ Book One Has Now Released Titled ‘Revelation of Lies’…

Hello and Welcome to all my readers,

Cat is so honored and very excited to share a new emerging author with all of (you), my readers, friends, and new visitors to Cats Reading Den.

Author Pavane Ravel

Meet Ms. Pavane Ravel. Pavane is a unique writer and wordsmith of dramatic literary, twisty political fiction novels. Her new novel series is titled “The Other Shoes of Larry Martin,” and, as she shared with me, she has been ‘living and breathing’ her main character of Larry Martin for quite some time now. Well, let’s just say…for writing over six more books to come in this novel series, and that, they say, is a whole lot of writing, my friends!

I am reading the first novel and introduction to her series titled “Revelation of Lies,: I have to say her writing style sort of reminds me a little of another author I enjoyed reading years back, Mr. Harold Robbins who wrote many literary fiction novels that incorporated loads of topics in his books like sexiness, salty language, murder, politics, and so much more. he wrote with just “Letting It All Hang-Out” so to speak. Hopefully, Pavane won’t be too harsh on Cat for that comparison! But I do enjoy books that do! Even though they are lit fiction, they are real and raw.

So who is Pavane Ravel? I think I will share some of this from her amazing Press Release, some in her own words, and a few questions and answers she shared as she will be the Featured Author & Interviewed by Deb of Book Goodies in a few short weeks. So without any more delay.

Let’s learn more about this author and her new novel series with the first book for The Other Shoes of Larry Martin: Book One: Revelation of LiesFirst, Pavane has her e-books on sale for readers with several reader options to purchase!

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“I grew up in a conservative Catholic home. My father was a politician involved in the ‘moral majority,’ which sought to criminalize gays and destroy women’s reproductive rights. As a child, I didn’t know better. But eventually, I had my own revelation about what I believed. I found extreme conservatism to be narrow-minded and authoritarian. Its policies inflicted the worst kind of misery. I noted the hypocrisy and deceit. All of it changed me.

Growing up, I closely observed the viciousness of conservatives. I saw that they didn’t care about living with children, so long as they could force a woman to have a child. And after that child was born, it was a ‘moocher’ if the mother needed government support in feeding that child.

I watched Ronald Reagan throw the mentally ill out of hospitals and onto the streets. People who needed food stamps and supplemental family aid were called ‘welfare queens.’ The American way was to ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps.’

I have watched the decimation and underfunding of public education. As a result, much of America is no longer well educated.

I have lived through the Recession of 2008, where approximately half the country lost their homes and savings.

I have observed the current crisis of rising rents, resulting in a horrific increase in homelessness. All of this relates to the conservative fiscal policies of ‘trickle-down economics’ which have never worked.

Then, in 2010, the Supreme Court ruled for Citizens United, essentially allowing corporations to become people. (The only dissenting opinion came from Associate Justice John Paul Stevens who argued this ruling represented ‘a rejection of the common sense of the American people who recognize the need to prevent corporations from undermining self-government.’) And of course, this ruling DID allow the billionaire donor class to buy the government through dark super-PAC donations. As was feared, the Citizens United ruling boosted the electoral success of Republican candidates. But that was the sole purpose.

And as was feared, over time, conservative policies funneled the money upward from the middle class until a handful of billionaires own more than 60% of the world’s wealth. I feel this is awful and morally wrong.

I am neither an economist nor a political scientist – although I studied political science at University and ultimately became a commodities broker reporting on the technical nature of economics and the impact on the domestic markets. 

As a progressive, I have been frustrated over conservative policies that help the ultra-wealthy, but not the people. I have watched homelessness rise under Trump. And thus began the kernel of my idea for The Other Shoes of Larry Martin. I never dreamed it would turn into a series, but now, I am on Book Five. I do try to illuminate some things in these books — that kindness can change the world, toxic masculinity is not the answer, and governmental policies can be used for good or ill. And, of course, more.

Book One begins the contemporary story of a young man who faces his failings and must change and grow in order to succeed. I hope you will join me on his journey of learning, discovery, and a transition to a better path.”

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Larry Martin The Main Character

Beginning in book one of ‘Revelation of Lies,’ Larry is fired, he finds himself with no friends. He knows he’s in serious trouble and immediately tries to find work. He calls all his contacts, but no one is interested in helping him. He is down to one last contact to call. The most important one. It’s to Peter Bennett, the only guy he’s ever respected. Larry knows Peter works for a big-time progressive web-based newspaper. Maybe Peter will give him a chance to write?

Peter is kind. Even knowing that Larry worked at The Bart Data Report – a site he considers a trash heap of conspiracy theories and bomb-throwing agitation – he allows Larry to submit two timely political articles. He doesn’t think Larry has the skill set to write at the level of The Political Standard, but he would see.

While Larry is researching his articles for Peter, he begins the struggle of opening his mind from a closed conservative mentality to a massive new progressive worldview. He barely gets his articles written when disaster strikes and he suddenly becomes all that he has mocked and despised. Now, he has to survive. And after he is struck by a shattering revelation, he knows he has to change.

Profoundly. Deeply. Totally. And to keep changing until he becomes an entirely different person.
He would save himself in this way …

The Other Shoes of Larry Martin: Book One: Revelation of Lies by [Pavane Ravel]
Written by Pavane Ravel

The Other Shoes of Larry Martin

Revelation of Lies

by Pavane Ravel 

“Finally, a dynamic Progressive hero for the Progressive minded!

Pavane Ravel delivers a powerful new novel – a riveting story of transformation and inspiration! This book is a compelling combination of Progressive politics, enduring friendships, metaphysical exploration, and personal triumph. I loved this book and I’ll wholeheartedly
recommend it to all my friends!”

— John Wildermuth, Atlanta based musician and Former Music Librarian, Atlanta Symphony 


Written by the emerging author, Pavane Ravel, The Other Shoes of Larry Martin tells the captivating story of a politically conservative young man, Larry, who endures a number of hardships that lead him to become homeless and hit rock bottom. 

He is forced to face the reality of his life choices and reflect on why he has no friends and why he often treated people very poorly throughout his life. 

During his turbulent fight for survival, he arrives at the conclusion that he must undergo a drastic transformation in order to find peace and personal success.  He resolves to make significant changes and become a completely different person. 

The Other Shoes of Larry Martin is a story. Larry’s story — of hard times, revelation, growth, and transformation. There is sadness and joy. Discipline and discovery. Trauma and recovery.

Conservative policies are “savage cruelty” — Larry Martin


UP Coming Valentine Featured Author Interview Q&A On Book Goodies ~ Sneak Peek Read

Book goodies: What inspires you to write? 

I was born wanting to write. As a child, once I learned how to read, all I did was read. Then, at age 13, I decided to try to write my first book, The Leader of Yore. It took me 5 years, writing in the dark and in secret from my parents. Finally, I ended up with 322 single-spaced hand-written pages. This book was for me. I had wanted to find out what it took to write a novel and I did. After I was done, I put the manuscript in a drawer and never looked back. 

As life went on, between college, marriage, working full time, raising children, maintaining a household, and paying attention to my lovely husband, I had no time to write during normal hours. But, when my kids were in middle school, I was bitten hard by another inspiration for a book called Hepplewhite.
I loved Hepplewhite and I often wrote at night when everyone was asleep. I lived and breathed this book. It took me years to finish, writing a little at a time. But I did finish. And by now, I knew that all I wanted to do was become a full-time novelist.
What inspires me to write? The love of writing itself. And the complex process of turning imagination into a living thing on paper that can be shared. 

I am finally able to fulfill my dream of writing full-time. It’s a good thing. Because when I was struck with the idea for a series titled, The Other Shoes of Larry Martin, I realized that by the time I was done, this series would come in between 4,000 to 5,000 pages, spread over at least 7 books. And that is exactly what is happening. Larry Martin, is for me, just monumental. 

Who are YOUR favorite authors?

Ken Follett, John Grisham, Diana Gabaldon, Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, Charles Dickens, J.R.R. Tolkien, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Nora Roberts, Jack London, and Robert Reich … just to name a few of them.

The Featured Author Interview will be available on Book Goodies Network around Valentine’s Day! Make sure you take a visit to read the of the interview with Pavane Ravel>>>>

I sure hope you have enjoyed learning about this new emerging writer and fantastic author! Start reading book one and follow this unique novel series as Larry Martin’s life journey will be unfolding within many new releases to come.

You may connect with Pavane through the helpful links below as she also enjoys hearing from readers and can email her at… Find her on social media!
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