Larkin Edwin Greer was born in Minden, LA, and attended LSU on a football scholarship, where he received BA and JD degrees and served as Associate Editor of the Louisiana Law Review. He became a trial lawyer, prosecuting federal criminal cases as an Assistant United States Attorney and thereafter defending cases in private practice as well as instructing on trial law, tactics, and procedure. He was included in Who’s Who In American Law and the American College of Trial Lawyers as well as receiving the Department of Justice Special Achievement Award and other state and national acknowledgments.
Ed and his wife moved to New York when their children were on their own and thriving in their careers, “trading legal briefs for the unbridled rhythms of fiction.” He currently writes fiction and poetry full time, aspiring to novels with compelling themes while exploring the deepest feelings and relationships of the characters. He hopes to appeal to both the heart and mind of the reader.
His novel manuscripts have placed first in the 2020 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest and as finalists in seven other national contests, including the Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, the PNWA Contest, the Top of the Mountain Book Award, and the Keats Literary Competition. They’ve been semifinalists ten times.
His poems have been recognized as finalists seven times, while placing in seventeen contests overall. His short stories have placed in five competitions, including a finalist in the Hidden River Arts contest, short list for finalist and semifinalist in the Faulkner contest, and honorable mention in the Lorian Hemingway competition. He’s had poems published in Blueline, as an Editor’s Pick in Pooled Ink, and in the anthology Coffee Poems.