GR Wilson


GR WILSON is to Coaching as Waiting Tables is to Acting; between teams having emigrated from London to New York City, he sat in his studio apartment, on Thrift Store Furniture with a phenomenal view of the East River and started typing.

After eighteen days of late summer sunshine and inspiration in 2013, the story of ten months in his basketball life that began at the turn of the millennium was finished and in your hands fulfilling his lifelong ambition.

He foolishly followed that in 2017 with a entirely dispensable guide to New York City living titled "Save Our Salary: NYC" which gives readers over $35,000 of savings for New Yorkers and Tourists alike. Let's Make America Cheap Again. @iamGRwilson

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
A canny $35 Thrift Store purchase from Housing Works in the East Village. Perfectly suited to fit the only remaining space by the window of my Midtown Apartment looking south over the East River. Ornate wood with curved legs and enough detail to retain an interest but not enough to distract from the task in hand.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Prior to my move to the New York, I grew up in England which, when you consider a career in basketball is more akin to Fishing In Las Vegas, hence the name of my Blog; the Vegas Fisherman. Travelling and living down under showed me that anything is possible which is a good thing, given the things I experienced in the early stages of my Basketball Career and detailed in Semi-Pro-Am.
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Where to find GR Wilson online


SOS NYC: Save Our Salary New York City
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,770. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Budget
The median US personal income in 2015 was $30,240. This book will save you over $37,000 in your first year in NYC. Native New Yorker, Tourist or just arrived, there's something here to save your salary. Eat your favorite food, wear designer clothes, watch the Yankees, drink beer all for free or a fraction of the cost. All for 0.01% of the price of this book. Let's Make America Cheap Again.
SEMI-PRO-AM: The Basketball Reality You Never Knew
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,630. Language: American English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
The untold true story of a Basketball Reality where NBA All Stars matchup with Footlocker Employees, FIBA World Champions face High School Wannabes and where the salary of one team’s 12th man equals that of this team’s entire roster. 15 men battle the opposition, each other and themselves to succeed against everyone from the Sport’s Bottom Feeders and those who feast at its Highest Table.

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