Larry V. Pederson
About L.V. Pederson
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Larry V. Pederson, a produced screenwriter, is also an inventor who has been awarded 9 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 has written/co-written a dozen feature film screenplays.
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.
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 Sacrificial Lamb' is his debut novel.
He lives in Seattle with his wife and son.