Larry D. Sweazy is a freelance indexer and a multiple award-winning author of mystery novels, short stories, and western novels..
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.