Jack Gunthridge


Jack Gunthridge has a high functioning form of autism known as Asperger's Syndrome. He is very open about his autism diagnosis and doesn't consider it a disability. It is a difference in thinking that people like Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Beethoven, Michelangelo, Isaac Newton, and Albert Einstein are believed to have had.

Jack wants to encourage readers to give his books a try. If you look at his reviews, they are either positive or negative with very little in the middle. Since he has a different way of thinking, his books will be written differently. Some will find this refreshing. Others won't quite know what to do with it because it doesn't fit the standard pattern or expectations of what other authors are producing.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
I like authors like Mark Twain and Charles Dickens. I grew up reading literature instead of the more popular modern authors. I think that is partly because my mom was an English major. I had more of the art and literature upbringing.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was a very condensed version of what later became the "Out of the Blue" series. I came up with the idea when I was a freshman in high school. I decided to expand it and make it an actual novel.
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Where to find Jack Gunthridge online

Where to buy in print


Forbidden Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Literary Erotica
Cathy is used to her mother dating younger men. She has heard her mother brag of her sexual exploits with her boy toys and never thought anything about it, until her mother started dating Jack, a man a couple of years older than Cathy. As Cathy starts to see Jack for the man he is, she starts to fall for the man as her mother's relationship with him ends.
Out of the Blue Dying Embers of Love
Series: Out of the Blue, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,270. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In the third part of the Out of the Blue series, Jack and Candice are united in human form only to learn the cost of a forbidden love. As the darkness grows around them, teenage emotions run rampant. Young love is on the brink of falling to lies, fear, and misunderstandings caused by a great evil force.
Unrelenting Love
Price: Free! Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
When a single man finds out his ex-girlfriend is pregnant, he does everything he can to make sure he remains a part of his child's life.
Mr. Darcy in Want of a Wife
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,080. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Classics
Before Edward Cullen and Christian Grey, there was Mr. Darcy.
Out of the Blue Whispers in the Dark
Series: Out of the Blue, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,940. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
In the second part of the "Out of the Blue" series, Jack and Candice finally meet in the flesh after the long years of Jack thinking she only existed in dreams. As Candice tries to conceal her present return from the dead, Jack is forced to deal with his feelings for this woman he has loved for so long and just now met.
Out of the Blue Nights of Death and Desire
Series: Out of the Blue, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 18,540. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When Candice, a teenage girl, dies on her way home from the prom, she starts to go up to heaven. On the way, she runs into the soul of a handsome man. Her hopes of finding a lasting love with this man are interrupted as his soul is placed into the body of a newborn.
Broken Hearts Damaged Goods
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,770. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Jack and Liselle find themselves alone after having been cheated on, they decide to use each other to help get over the pain and heartache. Their plan was to make sure that nobody else would be hurt by love as they tried to rebound. As they start to develop feelings for each other, they must come to terms with their past.
Series: Life, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 55,140. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
When he was a senior in high school, Jack was asked to write his autobiography. The purpose of the assignment was to examine his past to see how he came to be the person he is today. Once he discovered this, he would know what he wanted to do with his life. What he discovered was that he did not define his life; his life was defined by his relationship with Christine.

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