Gordon Long

Biography

Gordon Long, PO, BSAE, MBA, Ph.D., Certified Curmudgeon, SMB, Author, Raconteur, was born in Girard, Burke County, Georgia, January 20, 1933. He earned his first degree, PO during his first seventeen years in and around Girard. (PO is pronounced Poe, as in Edgar Allen.)

Long's first book chronicled his move from being a few economic side-steps away from a share-cropper, into the academic world. LIVIN PO IN SANDBED HELL, and the second edition, LIVING PO IN SANDBED HELL-REDUX cover the recalls of his life from birth to age 17.

Long's second book, "Murder from the Start" is a thriller with an murderous professor as the main character. The book explores the intricacies of the secret life of a mild-mannered hit man and his numerous aliases.

Long's third book, "Escapee from Sandbed Hell" begins when he boards the NANCY HANKS for his first train ride and entry into to the United States Air Force. It recounts Long's coming of age as he shifts through various life stages, including soldier, student, engineer, and professor, and the correllary geographic shifts.

Long threatens to finish writing "Old Capital Murders," another book featuring the murderous professor, who is again meting out his own personal justice on people of questionable ethics and morals.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
An indie author provides freedom for the writer to handle his writing that keeps the writer involved in his own development. It seems to offer a chance to have an opportunity to try different type story lines with ease. I have written two very different books, and currently have a third which is something of a sequal to my first one. Another will be the second in sequence to my very different thriller.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
The contribution is somewhat hidden just now. I really need to take advantage of the many assists they offer. The offers appear to be tried and true directions. I need to get my hands off the keyboard, and on the marketing. Perhaps I need some form of agent.
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Books

Escapee from Sandbed Hell
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 136,030. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"Escapee from Sandbed Hell" chronicles the life of a young man from rural Georgia as he begins exploring the world. It starts in 1950, when he enlists in the Air Force as the Korean War heats up. Poignant and humorous vignettes capture his footsteps as they change from bare feet on the farm through military boots to dress shoes of academia. What a ride! See also: "Livin' PO in Sandbed Hell Redux."
Murder From the Start
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 129,750. Language: American English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Harry Overskille a.k.a Harry O a retired assssin started his alter profession avenging the murder of his wife, pregnant with twin sons. An adult thriller, not a mystery, reduces the murderer to history in a unique manner. Other bad guys learn just how bad it is to have avoided the scales of justice and become the object of Harry O.
Livin PO in Sandbed HeLL Redux
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 96,990. Language: American English. Published: May 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This memor is an amalgam, episodic, almost historical, and nearly biographical. No one has read 'Livin PO' without smothering laughs or a gasped OMG!! Don't smother-enjoy. Not a Sunday School book, language is colorful, vintage country for the era and area. If you tire reading about some of the hard work, characters change with the various episodes so you won't lose the "thread" upon reopening.

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