Larry Barkdull resides in Orem Utah with his wife Elizabeth and ten children. He has spent the past twenty years in the publishing business, is the founder of a non-profit organization for the arts, and is the managing editor for the publishing division of HomeStar Communications.
Larry owned Sonos Music Resources for nine years and published the Tabernacle Choir Performance Library and was also the owner and publisher of Keepsake Books. Combined, he has published about 600 products for numerous authors, composers and artists.
Founded two non-profit organizations: The Latter-day Foundation for the Arts, Education and Humanity and Gospel Ideals International.
His book "Cold Train Coming" was the winner of the 2004 Benjamin Franklin Book Award for Popular Fiction, presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association of America and was also the 2004 winner of Foreword Magazine's GOLD Book of the Year Award for General Fiction.