Ed Gaulden - born 1945 - His father, a doctor, and his mother, a draftsperson. He moved from the East coast, Connecticut, New York, and to the West coast in California. He currently lives in South Carolina.
The Army was Ed's primary career. He held many positions in the more than 24 years in Service. Some of his best work was when he was assigned to create and edit various newsletters. Many of his newsletter readers worked at prestigious offices, such as at the Pentagon and the White House. In addition to newsletters Ed also wrote many Army technical manuals.
Ed's mother says he began writing at the age of five - one or two sentences. His best subjects in school were his English classes - except when it came to diagramming sentences! He hated that, he would ask the teacher, "So... who uses diagramming in the real world?", and "Teacher, can I make money diagramming when I grow up?" Most English teachers had no answer for either question!
Around the time when he was twenty-five he started writing short stories; many short stories ran from 3 to 8 pages - all with a ballpoint pen - those early stories are long gone. Getting a computer at age 33 he started writing more stories and saving them on floppy disks that, for one reason or another, also are long gone. "I shoudda backed my writing up!" A proverb he remembers quoting. Because, about six or seven computers ago, loaded with over 400 short stories, the computer froze up - a total loss!
Now there is the miracle of the USB thumb drive, a little thingy one can hide in anywhere. Those seem to keep his writing safe - hopefully - umm - so far.
Heaven: A Joyful Place
by Ed Gaulden
Price: Free! 11630 words.
Published on November 23, 2012. Nonfiction.
This book is FREE - But please REVIEW the book's story when you finish!
After viewing the outside of Heaven I was escorted to the inside, and was placed onto Paradise, an awesomely beautiful and peaceful place; a joyful place. Within this joyful place, I was to learn that everything desires to make a joyful noise to the Lord!
by Ed Gaulden
Price: $1.00 USD. 7240 words.
Published on November 22, 2012. Nonfiction.
Two stories, suitable for children, teens, and adults.
Missing! (story 1) is about a nine-year old boy who loves all things feathery, slimy, crawley, and furry. Frogs, turtles, or birds - he loved them all, until...
Missing! (story 2) is about a four-year old girl who wonders about a common household dishwasher. And then...
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Smashwords book reviews by Ed Gaulden
on Nov. 27, 2012
This story was a good read. It has a surprise ending. There is not much cannibalism in the story - however - the cannibalism that is in the story makes the story what it is - horror - a fine horror story right out of the dark imagination of the writer's brain, his pit of horror! Also - a real page turner!
- Silent Giants: A North American Odyssey
on Dec. 07, 2012
Ron Gruner writes a wonderful story of solo flying - ahh, had I only continued my flying lessons - Ron flies from Newfoundland to Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexico. What a wonderful ride he takes the reader on. But not only does he describe the flying, he recounts the very interesting stories behind his travels. Again... a wonderful story.
- Tis the Season
on Feb. 03, 2013
Well... you made me go to the refrigerator! Nice. Well written.