Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June Meeting Features Author Larry Sweazy

Speed City Sisters in Crime Saturday will hold it's June meeting this Saturday, June 24, at the Barnes and Noble bookstore at River Crossing Boulevard in Indy's north side. Here's the schedule:

9 a.m. -- Play writing workshop
10 a.m. -- Critique group
11:30 a.m. -- Business meeting
12:30 p.m. -- Speaker

As always, Guests are encouraged and welcome.

This month our speaker is local author -- and chapter member -- Larry Sweazy. An accomplished writer, Larry will be sharing about his writing, getting published and his job as a professional indexer. 

Larry has 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. In 2013, Larry received the inaugural Elmer Kelton Fiction Book of the Year for The Coyote Trackerpresented by the AWA (Academy of Western Artists). 

He has written 13 novels — Where I Can See YouSee Also Deception: A Marjorie Trumaine MysteryA Thousand Falling CrowsEscape from HangtownSee Also Murder: A Marjorie Trumaine MysteryVengeance at SundownThe Gila WarsThe Coyote TrackerThe Devil's BonesThe Cougar's PreyThe Badger's RevengeThe Scorpion Trail, and The Rattlesnake Season

 In addition, Larry 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. And in his spare time, he has written indexes for 875 non-fiction books in many different subjects. He and his wife, Rose, live in Noblesville.