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Award-winning author Larry Wood is an avid writer with a strong passion for the Civil War and Ozarks history.
In addition to penning several books on these subjects, he
has contributed articles to publications such as Show Me
the Ozarks Magazine
, the Ozarks Mountaineer, Missouri Life, and the Ozarks Reader.
Wood earned his B.A. in English from Missouri State University.
After two years in the U.S. Army
returned to his
alma mater to earn his
M.A. in English.
Wood was an English teacher in Joplin for more than twenty years before becoming a full-time freelance writer.
He continues to teach a correspondence class for the Long Ridge Writers Group of West Redding, Connecticut.
Wood is a member of the Joplin Writers Guild, Missouri Writers Guild, the Ozarks Writers League, and the Joplin Genealogy Society.
When not busy writing or researching, the author enjoys genealogy and sports.
also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity.
Wood lives in Joplin, Missouri.
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Instead Larry Wood
aspires to come to terms with the region's violent past, learn from it, and move forward.
In twenty-five compelling chapters, Larry Wood meticulously compiles his research from the shocking incidents that took place in the Ozarks during the late 1860s through the 1950s.