G. J. Lau

Biography

G. J. Lau was born in a small town near Boston. He was raised on a steady diet of family, politics, and the Red Sox. After graduating from Georgetown University, he spent two years in the Army, including a year in Vietnam in the 1st Infantry Division. He worked in as a radio operator and had the opportunity to serve in many varied locations including a battalion night defensive position, a special forces camp, and an indeterminate piece of real estate populated by scorpions and Montagnards. He then worked for the Federal government in Washington, D.C. until retirement. Since then he has done a stint in retail and now works in elections. He has volunteered as a literacy tutor, a hotline listener and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in need of assistance. He currently resides in a small city just far enough from Washington DC to be somewhere else.

Visit the author’s blog at:
http://www.windroot.blogspot.com/

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Books

Requiem for Ahab
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,360. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Requiem for Ahab takes place 20 years after the death of Captain Ahab in the novel Moby-Dick. Ahab’s young son has grown into a man on a quest to understand his father’s life … and death. There is only one man who can help him discover the truth about his father’s madness—the sailor who called himself Ishmael. Thomas and Ishmael find common cause in laying Ahab’s ghost to rest once and for all.
A Misunderstood God
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Price: Free! Words: 25,810. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
These essays chronicle my encounters with the natural and unnatural world along the way to a different understanding of what it all means. If there is one thing I'd want a reader to take away from these essays, it would be a greater appreciation of the mystery that permeates everything around us. To me, understanding how little we know about everything is the first step to understanding anything.
Fifty Years of Global Warming
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Price: Free! Words: 26,010. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Green living
(4.00 from 1 review)
These 65 essays reflect my personal journey to understand the three modern-day horsemen of the apocalypse who stalk mankind: climate change, peak oil, and population growth. What I found was not reassuring. But don't take my word for any of this. Study the issues. Make up your own mind. Then think about preparing your kids to live in a very different world from the one they see around them today.
SitRep Negative: A Year In Vietnam
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,330. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
(4.00 from 1 review)
In April 1968, we were a country at war with ourselves and increasingly with a small country halfway around the world: Vietnam. I don’t recall ever thinking about Vietnam when I started college in 1963. By 1968, it was all any of us could think about. This memoir was written for my grandchildren, but it will give anyone some sense of what it was like to serve a tour of duty in Vietnam.
The Magpie's Secret
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,380. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
An old Army buddy warns Frank Martinelli that someone wants him dead, When Frank starts asking why, the search for answers leads him back to a secret that someone apparently wants buried with Frank. In his quest to uncover the truth Frank finds a reason to start living again. The problem is, if Frank can't get to the bottom of things soon, he may not have much time left to live.

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