Larry T. Eley and M. T. Eley


Larry T. Eley lives on a small farm in central Ohio along with his wife Vikki, five cats, one dog and a flock of Jacob sheep. Together, they have six children with families of their own, including fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. With a career spanning 55 years in the construction industry, Larry currently works as a Class III building inspector for the city of Delaware, Ohio. He enjoys farming with his antique tractors, being a shepherd and vegetable gardening. Larry hopes to retire by the time he is 95 so that he can pursue his hobbies full time.

M.T. Eley lives in Roanoke, Virginia with his fiancée, Erin, and cat. A graduate of Kenyon College, he has written in the Columbus Dispatch, Gilbert!, The Bold Italic, The Alcohol Professor and other publications, as well as serving on the board of the San Francisco-based Bay Area Travel Writers. When not writing, he is usually working in operations in Silicon Valley, reading, or out on a walk.


Critique: Especially and unreservedly recommended for personal reading lists, as well as middle school, highschool, and community library YA Fiction collections, Mifflin Drift by authors Larry and M. T. Eley is a an impressively well crafted coming-of-age novel that

Larry Eley will be at Paragraphs Bookstore on Saturday, July 9, for a book-signing event. Eley co-authored Mifflin Drift with his son, Matthew Eley, during the pandemic. The Eleys based the book off Larry's younger years, even naming the protagonist of

City of Delaware building inspector Larry Eley is preparing for the release of his first novel, which is set to become available on May 15. Titled Mifflin Drift, the book illustrates the life of a teenage boy growing up in