Saturday, April 02, 2011

What is Larry D. Sweazy reading?

Today's featured contributor at Writers Read: Larry D. Sweazy, author of The Badger's Revenge, the third book in his Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger series of novels.

The entry begins:
I’m just finishing up reading The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. A couple of things grabbed me about this stunning novel right off, beyond the fact that it is a compelling read. It is a first novel, and the author was 70 years old when it sold. Simply put, it’s never too late to make your dream come true. Bradley obviously didn’t let his age stop him. The narrator, 11 year old Flavia de Luce, is written in first person. I thought it was a brave choice for a 70 year old male writer to tackle the voice of an 11 year old girl, but Bradley pulls it off seamlessly. Of course, Charles Portis pulled off nearly same thing with True Grit, but this is different, and...[read on]
Among the praise for Sweazy's Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger series:
"Larry D. Sweazy's Josiah Wolfe books promise to stand among the great western series."
--Loren D. Estleman

"Larry D. Sweazy writes a lively blend of mystery, action, and historical realism."
--John D. Nesbitt

"Larry D. Sweazy could well be a new star in the world of western fiction."
--Western Fiction Review

"[Sweazy's] a natural storyteller, born to the task."
--Roundup magazine
Watch the trailer for The Badger’s Revenge, and learn more about the book and author at Larry D. Sweazy's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: The Badger’s Revenge by Larry D. Sweazy.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Larry D. Sweazy and Brodi and Sunny.

Writers Read: Larry D. Sweazy.

--Marshal Zeringue