Gregory Attaway


Gregory Attaway lives in Irving, Texas (a suburb of Dallas), which suits his literary leanings well since the city is supposedly named for Washington Irving, famed writer of Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. He has lived in and around Dallas for most of his life, having also lived briefly on both coasts. A graduate of the University of North Texas, Gregory lives with his two dogs, Cara and Lois, and his imaginary friends.

A writer since the second grade, Gregory’s completed projects include The Glen Headwood Show – exclusively available for free to subscribers to his e-mail list. Sign up at!

He has written three other books in The Great Ones series – Weston, Joe, and Freshmankind. The fourth book, Dreams, will be released on December 26, 2018. It started as a series of six screenplays written in the early 2000s, and there are more books coming in the next few years.

Other stories are in the works as well. For information on upcoming releases and other updates, make sure to sign up for his e-mail list (and grab your free book).

Feel free to follow him on Twitter, get in touch with him on Facebook, or send him an e-mail (through his website). He looks forward to hearing from you, and will answer all e-mails personally.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up around Dallas and Fort Worth. My earliest memories are from living in Atlanta, but I moved away when I was young. The most obvious way this has effected my writing is that two of my books take place in this setting. Many of my characters originate from there as well.
When did you first start writing?
Second grade. Before that i wanted to be an artist, but I had no talent. It started in second grade, but I only wrote a few things then, and it was all for school. By third grade, I was writing a "book" about my class's recess adventures. It was slightly dramatized. I remember a line: "The girl's team has taken over the swing set and burned part of our fort." That's how things were in the Eighties.
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Where to find Gregory Attaway online


The Great Ones
Decades ago, the Camden family created Hollywood and put Los Angeles on the map. Their heirs will challenge and shape their world in this epic story that spans generations.
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Series: The Great Ones, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 174,870. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Cara Camden is a child star. Her face is on every television, every magazine, every newspaper. But she’s not there because of her movies. She’s there because she is the only witness and sole survivor of one of the most gruesome murders in Hollywood history. But Cara can’t tell anyone what really happened, what she really saw. If she did, they might blame her, as she blames herself.
Series: The Great Ones, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,550. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Dreams. Friendship. The future. None of it may last... Freshmankind continues the saga begun in Weston and Joe – the third chapter of Gregory Attaway’s The Great Ones. It’s a story that explores what is left once innocence is shattered. How far the strongest of friendships can go before it breaks. It’s a story of grief, guilt, and hope.
Series: The Great Ones, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 194,420. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Even great ones have humble beginnings. Joe continues the saga begun in Weston – the second chapter of Gregory Attaway’s The Great Ones. It’s a story about the theft of innocence by a world that’s anything but. A story of true friendship. Of dreams.
Series: The Great Ones, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 132,030. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
“The world was never innocent. But I was.” –Benjamin Camden See the world through the eyes of the greatest Hollywood legend that never was.