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Joplin Writers Guild

Employment History

  • Publicity Chair
    Joplin Writers Guild
  • Position, Long Ridge Writers Group
    Long Ridge Writers Group
  • Freelance Writer
  • Freelance Writer
    Ozarks Writers League
  • Public School Teacher
    Ozarks Writers League

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • B.A. , English
    Missouri State University
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Web References
Larry Wood Pelican ..., 9 Sept 2012 [cached]
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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, he 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. He 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.
Missouri Writers Guild, 1 Jan 2010 [cached]
Chapter Representative: Ann Leach or Larry Wood
Missouri Writers Guild, 9 Mar 2011 [cached]
Wood, Larry, Specializing in historical nonfiction, Larry Wood has written articles for many national and regional publications, including America's Civil War, Blue and Gray Magazine, Gateway Heritage, Harris' Farmer's Almanac, Kansas Heritage, Missouri Historical Review, Missouri Life, Reader's Digest, The Ozarks Mountaineer, True West, and Wild West. He is the author of two books entitled The Civil War on the Lower Kansas-Missouri Border and The Civil War Story of Bloody Bill Anderson.
Larry has published fiction in magazines ranging from True Confessions to Western Digest, and he has won numerous writing awards, including four first places in the 2003 Missouri Writers' Guild contests. Wood is a retired public school teacher, and he currently works for the Long Ridge Writers group.
He may be reached at
Missouri Writers Guild, 22 Mar 2014 [cached]
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Mysteries Authors Bios - Ozark Writers, Inc., 5 Oct 2011 [cached]
Larry Wood (Volumes 1, 2, and 3) Vol. 1: Double Cross My Heart and Hope to Live; Vol. 2: Spook; Vol. 3: The Mysterious Joplin Spook Light
Larry Wood is a retired public school teacher and a freelance writer specializing in the history of the Ozarks. He is the author of two novels and six nonfiction books. He has two additional books, Desperadoes of the Ozarks and Civil War Springfield, scheduled for release later this year. His stories and articles have appeared in numerous publications, including America's Civil War, Blue and Gray Magazine, Missouri Life, The Ozarks Mountaineer, The Ozarks Reader, Reader's Digest, Show Me the Ozarks Magazine, True West, and Wild West. Wood maintains a blog on Ozarks history at He and his wife live in Joplin, Missouri.
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