Gary Reed resides in Lansing Michigan with his lovely wife Sandy. His six children and 18 grandchildren are scattered to the four winds. He is a former banker, broker, CFO, entrepreneur, educator, and with the publication of his novels, he has become a storyteller and a wild eyed dreamer.
Gary is a professional student with degrees in philosophy, psychology, and education. His passion is American history and that has led him to write fictionalized accounts of his real-life ancestors who have fought in the American Revolution, the Civil War, the American Indian Wars, World War I, and (perhaps soon) World War III.
Gary is a past "Chief Inspector" of the Sherlock Holmes Society "The Greek Interpreters of East Lansing" and an active member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, having received honors as a Bard and a Thrown Weapons Champion.
Gary is the author of the five part "Journals of Jack Robertson" series,"Robertson's War 1914", "The Academy", "Sanctuary", "The Truth about Santa Claus", "Kirtland 1833" and "If I Ruled the World" that will soon appear in a Smashwords Edition.
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The Academy-a Jack Robertson novel
Jack Robertson is the headmaster of a very exclusive Academy. The genius of his students is only matched by the cunning of his enemies. Join Jack,reporter Susan Jones, and the students at America's premier high school for a look at what it takes to be the best of the best. In a week the Academy has to defeat rivals, old and new; under the watchful eye of a woman determined to find something wrong.
Kirtland 1833-a Jack Robertson novel
Jack Robertson has come to Kirtland Ohio to be of service to the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith. His first challenge is finding an eternal companion, not once, but twice. Jack finds the American frontier to be a dangerous place as he deals with anti-Mormon mobs and ex-Mormon apostates. Jack's family is forever changed by the Haun's Mill massacre and by James Jesse Strang the King of Beaver Island.
The Truth About Santa Claus-a Jack Robertson novel
Do you believe in Santa Claus? Jack Robertson does and now he has to prove it. Christmas magic is fading and Jack finds that he can help save Christmas. With Santa's help Jack explains the truth about where Santa's origins and how he does the miraculous things that he does. Santa commissions Jack to write his biography and has Jack explain the ins and outs of how to publish and promote an e-book.
Robertson's War 1914-a Jack Robertson novel
"Little Jack" Robertson, has accepted a posting as a flight instructor at the famous Glenn Curtiss, inventor of the Curtiss "Jenny", aerodrome, On his arrival in Canada he has fallen under the spell of local beauty Susan Leavitt. "Robertson's War" is a story of love and hate, life and death, adventure and misadventure in the turbulent years of the 1st World War.
The Journals of Jack Robertson 1871 Book Four
Jack has spent 3 years as a courier for the Mormon Prophet Brigham Young and now he must deal withn the promises he made to 5 young women, Little Deer, Su Ling, Sarah, Bridget, and Belle all expect to be sealed to Jack for all eternity. Jacks enemies still have a score to settle and they all come together to do it. Then there's the Chinese assassin and the Indian war party-how will Jack survive.
The Journals of Jack Robertson-1867 Book Three
Jack's adventures continue as his family joins a wagon train of Mormon pioneers on their way west. Jack encounters Indians, buffalo, buffalo hunters, wild horses, and a near perfect home in the mountains of Wyoming. Jack's family homestead the mountain valley, build a trading post and make peace with the Indians. Everything seems to be going just as Jack has planned until....
The Journals of Jack Robertson-1866 Book Two
Jack Robertson, his family and friends leave Michigan and travel to Council Bluffs in the Iowa Territory where they spend the winter and join a wagon train West in the Spring. Jack's adventures never stop as he battles wits with highwaymen, train robbers, a con artist, and an enraged bull. Join Jack as two new young women come into his life and claim him as their own. Never fear, Jack has a plan.
The Journals of Jack Robertson 1865 Book One
Jack's journey, from a farm in rural Michigan to the mountain valleys of Wyoming, is the story of a boy coming of age in one of the most unusual and interesting times in American history. Jack lives by his wits in a sometimes violent age. Jack sometimes makes mistakes, but his heart is in the right place and his deep and abiding faith in God helps him to find a notable moral in every adventure.
Sanctuary-a Jack Robertson novel
Sanctuary is the story of two friends who realize that the American economy is destined to fail. They understand that there is nothing they can do to save the country, but there is something they can do to save themselves, their families, and friends. Their plan is not just a model for surviving the coming collapse. Sanctuary is a pattern for sustainable self-sufficient living for all Americans.
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