Larry V. Pederson 
Bio

About L.V. Pederson

Larry V. Pederson aka L.V. Pederson
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Larry V. Pederson, a produced screenwriter, is also an inventor who has been awarded 8 patents and founded 2 health & wellness companies.

His Writing Career

Larry Pederson is an award-winning graduate of the School of Cinema & Television at the University of Southern California, and a produced screenwriter who wrote/co-wrote 15 feature film screenplays. 
 

His Invention

Larry V. Pederson Innovation

Larry’s screenwriting career took an unexpected turn due to a serious car accident that left him unable to write. The physical injuries eventually healed, but his debilitating depression triggered by the dark Canadian winters did not. Diagnosed with severe Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), he set out on a quest to find an alternative to the antidepressant medications he had been prescribed. Finding none, he decided to create his own, inventing the world’s first handheld light therapy device using LED technology.
 

Larry recognized there were many others who could benefit from his invention, so he bootstrapped a company to commercialize his invention. He partnered with Ivy League universities to conduct clinical research and was awarded 8 patents for his innovation.

 
 
Roundabout way back to writing

Returning to Writing

Following a 20-year career in the field of light therapy and circadian rhythms, Larry stepped back from his business in 2020 and returned to his first love, writing. 
 
'The Worst Fear' is his debut novel.
 
He lives in Bellevue WA with his wife and son.