Larry D. Sweazy (pronounced: Swayzee) was born in Anderson, Indiana, and currently resides in the Hoosier state. Larry is a two-time winner of the WWA (Western Writers of America) Spur award. He won for Best Short Fiction in 2005 for the short story, "The Promotion," and in 2013 for The Coyote Tracker (Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger #5) for Best Original Mass Market Paperback. The Coyote Tracker also won the 2013 Elmer Kelton Book Award. He was nominated for a SMFS (Short Mystery Fiction Society) Derringer award in 2007 for the short story, "See Also Murder." His first novel, The Rattlesnake Season (Josiah Wolfe #1), was a finalist in the Best Books of 2010 Indiana literary competition. His second novel, The Scorpion Trail (Josiah Wolfe #2) won the 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction and the 2011 Best Books of Indiana literary competition in the fiction category. The Scorpion Trail (Josiah Wolfe #2) is the first Western to ever win the Best Books of Indiana. The Cougar's Prey (Josiah Wolfe #4) won the 2012 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction, making Larry a two-time back-to-back winner of the award. He has published over 50 non-fiction articles and short stories, which have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine; Boys' Life; Hardboiled; Amazon Shorts, and several other publications and anthologies. Larry is the author of the Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger series (Berkley) and the Lucas Fume series (Berkley), a standalone thriller, The Devil's Bones (Five Star). A mystery series featuring freelance indexer Marjorie Trumaine will begin in May, 2015 with the first book in the series, See Also Murder (Seventh Street Books). Another mystery novel, A Thousand Falling Crows (Seventh Street Books), is set to publish in early 2016. Larry lives in Indiana with his wife, Rose.


Larry D. Sweazy


Larry D. Sweazy  (pronounced: Swayzee) is the author of thirteen novels, Where I Can See You, See Also Deception: A Marjorie Trumaine Mystery, A Thousand Falling Crows, Escape from Hangtown, See Also Murder: A Marjorie Trumaine Mystery, Vengeance at Sundown, The Gila Wars, The Coyote Tracker, The Devil's Bones, The Cougar's Prey, The Badger's Revenge, The Scorpion Trail, and The Rattlesnake Season. He won the WWA (Western Writers of America) Spur award for Best Short Fiction in 2005 and for Best Paperback Original in 2013.  He also won the 2011 and 2012 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction for books the Josiah Wolfe series. He was nominated for a Derringer award in 2007 (for the short story "See Also Murder"), and was a finalist in the Best Books of Indiana literary competition in 2010.  Larry was awarded the Best Books in Indiana in 2011 for The Scorpion Trail. And in 2013, Larry received the inaugural Elmer Kelton Fiction Book of the Year for The Coyote Tracker, presented by the AWA (Academy of Western Artists).  His books have been translated by major publishers in Italy and Turkey.  Larry has published over seventy nonfiction articles and short stories, which have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine; The Adventure of the Missing Detective: And 25 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories!; Boys' Life; Hardboiled; Amazon Shorts, and several other publications and anthologies. Larry also speaks and teaches writing courses based on his twenty years of experience working fulltime in the publishing industry.  He has served on the faculty for the Midwest Writers Workshop and as a faculty member for the Indiana Writers Center, and conducts writing workshops at libraries and other locations throughout the Midwest.  As a speaker, Larry delivered the keynote speech for the 2016 ASI & ISC/SCI  (American Society for Indexing — Indexing Society of Canada) conference, and has spoken at libraries, schools, community centers, and other venues. He currently lives in Noblesville, Indiana with his wife, Rose.

photo by Rose M. Sweazy

photo by Rose M. Sweazy