Larry Wade Livingston was born in Cincinnati Ohio in 1947 as winter was setting in. He grew up traveling across the United States. His father was an over the road truck driver which allowed him to attend countless schools throughout his childhood. He was always the new kid in class and had few friends if any.
To amuse himself he began to write short stories and in the 6th grade won a contest in the San Francisco Examiner for a short story. Short stories led to his 4 novels. Around 2004, he decided to try his hand at writing poetry.
It was then that he met Connie Hughes on a poetry site. She saw promise in his work and began to teach him poetry. It was she that introduced the sonnet to him. He fell in love with this style and quickly adapted it as his favorite. He continues to write short stories in free style and to tell stories in his own unique way, hence, he is, The Poetic Storyteller.