Armed with degrees in physics/math, architecture, civil engineering, and chiropractic, Larry Greenly has led a multi-faceted life as a teacher, engineer, and doctor of chiropractic. His career as a freelance writer/editor of myriad non-fiction articles began over 30 years ago with a long-running medical column in professional journals. Along the way, Greenly garnered a number of writing awards and recognition, including the Parris Award and others.
His book, Eugene Bullard: World's First Black Fighter Pilot, won a Silver Medal in the 2016 MWSA book contest, was named a 2015 Booklist Top Ten Multicultural Nonfiction Book for Youth, won a Gold Medal in the 2014 National Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, won Best Young Adult Book in the 2014 NM/AZ Book Awards, was a finalist in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Southwest Region Crystal Kite Award, earned a starred review from the American Library Association (ALA) and earned a recommendation from Voices of Youth Advocates (VOYA).
Over the last three decades, Greenly has edited and proofread many books for other writers. He has been a writing instructor and speaker for years at various organizations around the country. Greenly is a book judge for several writing organizations. And he is a member of MWSA, SouthWest Writers, and SCBWI.
His wide board experience includes three terms as president of the Albuquerque Press Club, a decade as a board member of NM Physicians of Chiropractic Medicine, and four terms as president of SouthWest Writers (with multiple terms of every position on SWW’s board since 1992 except treasurer). Greenly has also been SWW’s office manager since 2004, but he expects to retire soon to devote more time to writing and other writing-related activities.
Greenly wants to help MWSA grow and prosper in any way he can. He currently lives in New Mexico.