Greg Strandberg

Biography

Greg Strandberg was born and raised in Helena, Montana. He graduated from the University of Montana in 2008 with a BA in History.

When the American economy began to collapse Greg quickly moved to China, where he became a slave for the English language industry. After five years of that nonsense he returned to Montana in June, 2013.

When not writing his blogs, novels, or web content for others, Greg enjoys reading, hiking, biking, and spending time with his wife and young son.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
That would have to be China, if it's English Last you're referring to. Yes, I will admit it: I was a whore for the English language industry. I feel dirty, and the book was a cheaper alternative than therapy.
Do public bathrooms scare you?
Sometimes they do, yes, Mark. I'd say late at night in unlit areas, yes, public bathrooms can be a little scary.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Greg Strandberg online


Books

Keeping Sane: English Teaching Strategies for ESL Teachers
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,380. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Bilingual education
Um…ugh…alright…well…uh...um… What are you going to do when you get in that ESL classroom for the very first time? You can stutter and flounder about and generally come off as someone that doesn’t know what you’re doing. Or you can pick up this book and learn all kinds of strategies that will help you in the ESL classroom, and outside of it.
Hustlers and Homesteaders: A History of Montana, Volume Four
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 86,390. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Montana’s history is rich, colorful, and full of excitement in this fully-illustrated fourth volume of the state’s history. Montana had 243,329 people in 1900 and most were engaged in the dominant resource industries of the time – mining and timber. Learn how the Treasure State came about from 1900 to 1930.
Fire
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,630. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Sanders McGee is at it again, this time facing the fires ravaging San Diego's Cleveland National Forest. Coming off a hard night following the lightning storms, Sanders is tasked with an impossible assignment - bringing sanity to the San Diego PD. When a call from ex-wife Pamela comes in, all screams about the world ending in the nearby hills, Sanders is called into action.
Lightning
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Price: Free! Words: 11,470. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Sanders McGee is a man on the edge. When a lightning storm hits San Diego and his kids are threatened he pulls himself together. As Sanders tragically finds out, however, lightning doesn’t have feelings…or does it?
Google+ for Authors and Bloggers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,020. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
You want to increase your website traffic and sell more eBooks – that’s a given. So how do you do it? The answer’s with an effective content marketing campaign. And by effective I mean one that gets your site’s content out there without angering moderators and getting you kicked out of social media groups. This book tells you how.
Bilingual Teaching: Making Your Students Ready for America Fast
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,220. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Bilingual education
Becoming a student in America isn’t impossible, but it isn’t the easiest thing in the world either. First, you’re going to have a lot of competition. According to U.S News & World Report, there were almost 820,000 international students studying in America during the 2012-2013 school year. Think about that for a second. That number is larger than the whole student population of some countries.
From Heaven to Earth: Ancient Chinese History, 8500 – 1046 BC
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 45,280. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Where did China come from? What is China’s history? How did China become one of the leading countries of today? Those are great questions, and not always easy to answer. To do so you need to go back to the dawn of time and the very first people that came to ancient China. These ancient cultures existed as long as 10,000 years ago and you'll learn them all!
Fun English: 10 Fast and Easy ESL Games
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
These ten games serve as a starting point for your ESL career. Whether you’re just starting out for a year, or plan to teach ESL for awhile, these games will work wonders when you have nothing else to do, but still way too much time to do it in. This book will solve your problems!
Braves and Businessmen: A History of Montana, Volume Three
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 57,600. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Montana’s history is rich, colorful, and full of excitement in this fully-illustrated third volume of the state’s history. Montana Territory had 20,595 people in 1870 and the vast majority were Indians. Those Indians fought for their lands, and the territory’s focus was on the Indian Wars raging across the state. By 1900 there were 243,329 people in the State of Montana and more would come.
Bilingual English 25 More ESL PowerPoint Ideas That Get Students Talking
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,000. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
ESL is visual, and nothing’s better at showing a class of English students something visually than Microsoft PowerPoint. You know this, and that’s why you bought Teaching English: 25 ESL PowerPoint Ideas That Get Students Talking. Because that was so popular I knew I had to write another. This book will give you 25 new and different PowerPoint ideas with more than 100 different pictures.
The Jongurian Trilogy Box Set
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 350,360. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In the West, a fragile peace has held the bickering provinces of Adjuria together for the past twenty years. In the East, the Empire of Jonguria has been bound together for generations by force. But now both countries are losing their grip and chaos is coming to reign. Get all 3 books of this exciting and epic fantasy trilogy today!
Teaching English: 10 Proven Ways to Make Shy Students Talk Now
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
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What do you do when none of your English students will talk? How do you convince shy students to say more than 2 words? Why on earth did you decide to become an ESL teacher? I’ve asked myself those questions before, many times in fact during the 5 years I was an ESL teacher in China. It sucked. This book will tell you what to do about it, with no BS, no false promises, and ideas that work.
Teaching English: 25 ESL PowerPoint Ideas That Get Students Talking
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,550. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Teaching with PowerPoint works great for showing pictures, vocabulary words, simple English sentences, and game ideas that get students talking. This book will give you 25 different PowerPoint ideas with more than 150 different pictures to explain them. These are ideas you can use in your English classes right now. What’s more, you can get 10 of the PowerPoints for free on my website.
Teaching Abroad: Making the Move To and From ESL Teaching
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,240. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
You’re looking at this book because you’re thinking of teaching abroad, are already overseas teaching ESL or TEFL, or you’re back home wondering what to do now. Making the move to being an ESL teacher is great – you’re excited about new people, places and experiences. So what do you need to know to succeed? This book will tell you what you need to know to teach ESL and then come home.
Please Say Something! 25 Proven Ways to Get Through an Hour of ESL Teaching
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
I wrote this short book that gives you 25 proven ways to teach ESL. I’ve used each and every one of these ideas in my own ESL classes over the 5 years I was a teacher in China. I know they work because I’ve used them successfully and I’ve taught them to other teachers so they can use them successfully too – and they do. Now I want to teach them to you. Get your students talking today!
Visit My Site, Bitch! Unconventional SEO Tactics for 2014
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,740. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Web / search engines
***WARNING – This Book Will Be Offensive to 90% of Readers*** If you’re an established site or from a prominent company, don’t read this book. If you know everything there is to know about SEO, link-building, and increasing website traffic, don’t read this book. If your site is getting thousands of hits a day, tons of advertising love, and it just can’t do any better, don’t read this book.
Priests and Prospectors: A History of Montana, Volume Two
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Series: A History of Montana. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 41,730. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Montana comes alive from the 1840 to 1870 in this mesmerizing second volume of Montana history. Discover the journey from a sleepy backwater of less than 700 people to a thriving territory of more than 20,000 residents. Learn about Indians and the priests they sought; road builders and the hardships they endured; gold prospectors and the life they led; politicians and the territory they created.
Write to the Top: A How To For Website Content Writing and Increasing Website Traffic
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,580. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Blogging
Your website’s great, but is it at the top of Google? You can get it there when you write dazzling content that Google loves It’s easy, anyone can do it, and this book shows you how. About Us pages, Content pages, Product Descriptions, Landing pages, Site Maps, Terms of Use, Privacy Policies, Contact pages, Blogs, Links, SEO, CRO, Footers, and a FAQ will all be discussed in exquisite detail
Ten Minute Tarot
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,320. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Tarot
Finally, just one book explores each of the 78 cards from the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck in new and insightful ways, provides 40 unique and detailed Tarot spreads, and allows you to discover the answers to the pressing questions of your life in 10 minutes or less! Find out about Love, Money, Health, Your Pet, Lost Items, and of course your past, present and future. Reveal tomorrow today!
English Last: True Accounts of Teaching in China
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,130. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
When it comes to teaching in China, money’s first and English’s last. Education takes a back seat to entertainment. And learning isn’t nearly as important as having fun. This book will explain all of that and more. If you’re planning on teaching in China, or you’re already teaching in China, this book will give you all the dazzling tips and tricks to make you the best at ESL teaching in China.
Tarot: The Mystery and the Mystique
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,740. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Tarot
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Harness your physic powers and cosmic energy with Tarot. Discover how to apply the Tarot to unlock your inner wisdom and achieve deeper meaning in your life. Fully-illustrated from the R-W-S deck, this bedazzling book will explain the symbolism and personal meaning that the cards hold just for you. An easy and accessible approach for beginners and experienced Tarot readers alike!
English Rocks! 101 ESL Games, Activities, and Lesson Plans
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 39,550. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
They’re bored, they’re tired, and they’d rather be anywhere else. That’s no way to teach an ESL class, so why not get things moving and shaking? You can do just that with English Rocks! 101 ESL Games, Activities, and Lesson Plans. Make your ESL class the most popular in school today with 101 ideas presented with 112 pictures to help explain them. Let your class find out why English Rocks!
Tribes and Trappers: A History of Montana, Volume One
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Series: A History of Montana. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 34,530. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Montana’s history is rich, colorful, and full of excitement in this fully-illustrated history. See how Jedediah Smith and Jim Bridger blazed trails and made their names under the Big Sky. Read about John Colter, Hugh Glass, Mike Fink, and more. Discover the Blackfeet, Shoshone, Crow, Cheyenne, and the dinosaurs that came before them. Montana's history comes alive like it never has before.
The Jongurian Resolution
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Series: The Jongurian Trilogy, Book III. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,740. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In the East the emperor looks ready to topple. Will the rebels take hold of power or will plots within plots thwart their well-laid plans? In the West the provinces rally for war. Will the Civil War of a generation ago repeat itself once again on the bloody fields of Baden? Find out in this exciting conclusion to The Jongurian Trilogy!
Trouble in Jonguria
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Series: The Jongurian Trilogy, Book II. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 126,350. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Jongurian Mission is over and it’s time to pick up the pieces. In the East the rebel Warlord Zhou Lao strengthens his grip on the country of Jonguria. While in the West new plots are hatched that could once again put Adjuria on the path to civil war.
The Jongurian Mission
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Series: The Jongurian Trilogy, Book I. Price: Free! Words: 116,170. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
In the West, a fragile peace has held the bickering provinces of Adjuria together for the past twenty years. In the East, the Empire of Jonguria has maintained for generations, but the new Emperor is losing his grip. Will a Royal Council offer up a solution, or will politics prevail? Can two ancient enemies bind their wounds, or is the Jongurian Mission doomed from the start?

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Smashwords book reviews by Greg Strandberg

  • Flags of the United States on April 04, 2013

    What a great little book! I was scanning through the free library and noticed the eye-catching cover. I started looking for my own state of Montana and got caught up in reading about some of the other states. I like that some states have more than one flag so you can see earlier designs. You'll certainly have a greater appreciation of flags after this. I was a little disappointed to learn that Montana has been voted the 3rd worst flag in the country, although that's through no fault of the author.
  • The Deluge on April 04, 2013
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    This little book has lots of good information if you’re looking for a quick academic writing source. I got a good chuckle out of seeing the Epic of Gilgamesh mentioned, probably the original biblical flood event that affected Sumer. Sure brought me back to HIST 107, or was it HIST 151? Boy, I think I need an epic flood to wash the cobwebs from my memory!
  • The Deluge on April 04, 2013

    This little book has lots of good information if you’re looking for a quick academic writing source. I got a good chuckle out of seeing the Epic of Gilgamesh mentioned, probably the original biblical flood event that affected Sumer. Sure brought me back to HIST 107, or was it HIST 151? Boy, I think I need an epic flood to wash the cobwebs from my memory!
  • Growth and Decline of Economies of Europe and US on April 04, 2013

    I love the concept for this book. Those money-grubbing back-stabbing Europeans sure had their way with America before it became a country. And when America became a country, boy, we sure became just like them. This book will highlight some of the interesting aspects of that rise and change, and it's presented in a pretty good format too.
  • Blurb-O-Matic How To Write To Sell on May 01, 2013

    This book gave me some very good ideas for writing my own ebook blurbs. If you're a new or even established author, you'll find something in this books that helps. It's a short read for a short subject, but well worth the price.
  • The Book of Deacon on June 16, 2013

    I've been seeing this book on the Amazon free charts for some time so I finally decided to download it. Well, it took me a bit of time to get around to reading it, and I regretted it because I should have read it sooner. This is a very good epic fantasy book with characters you actually care about. The story is fast-paced and flows well. I'm looking forward to reading the next volume in the series.