Gary Worthington


Gary Worthington's books include the award winning epic historical novels India Treasures, also published by Penguin India as The Mangarh Chronicles; and the companion sequel India Fortunes.

He was a monthly contributor to the Writing Historical Novels website at . His articles have appeared in Traveler’s India magazine and elsewhere.

He and his wife Sandra have traveled widely on the Indian subcontinent and in many other countries of Asia, as well as in Europe. They are involved long term in funding the operation of primary schools in remote areas of the Great Indian (Thar) Desert and in supporting a hospital there.

In his legal career, he has been a lawyer in private practice, a legal counsel for the Washington State House of Representatives, and a JAG officer in the U.S. Navy. Most recently he helped plan and develop the unique new Cama Beach State Park on a historic waterfront resort site formerly operated by his wife Sandra's family on Camano Island, Washington.

His wide range of interests include personal spiritual growth, graphic arts, the night sky and the cosmos, and reading; and issues such as climate change, environmental preservation, and vegetarianism. He designed the home he and his wife live in, on a forested site near Olympia. They have developed a 39 acre nature preserve adjacent to their home.

His most recent book is Cama Beach: A Guide and A History: How a Unique State Park was Created from a Family Fishing Resort and a Native American Camping Site).

Where to find Gary Worthington online


India Treasures: A Novel of Rajasthan and Northern India through the Ages
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 267,560. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In this monumental work covering the sweep of Indian history, a search through a maze-like fortress for a Maharaja's legendary treasure weaves together tales of danger and romance, and of spiritual and artistic triumphs. "Worthington has wonderfully captured the mystique and adventure-soaked atmosphere of Rajasthan, with its golden forts and the awe-inspiring desert." --The Statesman, New Delhi
Elephant Driver: A Tale of Adventure and Romance in Ancient India
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,310. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Life changes forever for Jimuta, a farm boy in ancient India, when he unexpectedly becomes the driver and companion of the huge war elephant Rudra. Jimuta’s courage and skills are challenged to the utmost when he is caught up in spying, danger, and romance after traveling with Rudra to the court of the great emperor Ashoka.
India Fortunes: A Novel of Rajasthan and Northern India through Past Centuries
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 273,750. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
In this award winning companion to India Treasures, a hunt through an ancient fortress for a maharaja's treasure links seven novellas of earlier times. Experience building the Taj Mahal; the legendary Shivaji battling the Mughal Empire; the founding of the Sikh religion; a famous queen fighting the British; Gandhi, Nehru, and the struggles for freedom and survival at Independence and Partition.

Gary Worthington's tag cloud

adventure    ashoka    battles    british    buddhism    danger    elephants    gandhi    hinduism    historical    historical fiction    india    intrigue    maharaja    maharajas    mughal    muslims    rajasthan    romance    taj mahal    travel    war    young adult