Gary S Sloan


Hello, Reading World, I am Gary S Sloan. How nice it is to entertain you.

To help in knowing me better, I am a former professional drummer who writes to sustain his creative spirit. I live in the great city of Denver, Colorado, where I golf a lot, take pleasure in the magnificent outdoors, enjoy the diversified weather and relish in the traffic and the constant bustle.

At present, I have published four books on Smashwords:

"Water Warriors" is a science fiction story pitting the present against the future. In the year 2622, Earth's water is poisoned, and so are the economic elite who brutalize the planet and its desperate population. The Aven, a hidden enclave of deserters, subsist inside Fairchild Mountain, where a battle for their freshwater lake ensues -- one fought more for the future than the near present.

"Summit Seekers" is light science fiction about a young, disillusioned technical writer who is moved past suicide by an unusual encounter, challenging him to confront cruel designs by deviant power-brokers to save thousands of people from famine, disease and death.

"Legend of Yankee Boy Basin" is a paranormal western about the ancient Nephretari Indians, who disobey their Great Spirit and are banished into eternal servitude, lest saved by the eons-old legend that tells of their passing.

“Heller’s Canal” is a western adventure located in Littleton, Colorado Territory, where selfish men steal flowing rivers and vast oil reserves, thus threatening the existence of the new farming town and the glories of its promising future.

Know also of my ardent caring for writing, the superb enjoyment it brings me and the honor it provides in knowing it pleases my readers.

Any who wish may contact me at my website,, or through Gary S Sloan on Facebook or on Twitter.

In closing, for those who already know me, thank you for your readership and your continued support. For those I am unfamiliar with, I hope to get to know you soon.

Gary S. Sloan

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Unlike many authors, writing came to me rather late. After serving in the US Army, I studied music at the University of Tulsa where I enrolled in a creative writing course as an elective. The professor was inspiring and the course work proved interesting and fun -- and I have been writing ever since.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Total frustration with the gatekeepers in traditional publishing. Independent publishing provides authors the positive experience of seeing their works published and distributed without interference from what some describe as the hopeless myopia of literary agents and traditional publishing houses.

It is truly a grand feeling to publish a book and independent publishing has provided satisfaction to countless authors across the globe. Independent publishing was an idea whose time had come, and I, among others, am extremely appreciative of the opportunities it has given me.
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Where to find Gary S Sloan online


Water Warriors
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,440. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Poisoned water, a dystopian society in 2622, a research chemist from the present and a disgruntled pilot from the future, Water Warriors is a science-fiction tale warring freedom against tyranny, across many centuries, across countermanded cultures. Unbridled greed fortified with unharnessed power -- Dr. Christi Matsen and Michael Sacred Bear fight an epochal battle for tomorrow in spite of today,
Heller's Canal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,290. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Tired of hunting dwindling buffalo, Sam Claiborne yearns for the Rocky Mountains. In search of water, he happens upon Littleton, Colorado Territory. “Resupply and rest ,” he laments, leading his horse and dog into town. Young Emma Garrison pleases his eyes and speaks of the dry Platte River and growing despair. Sam senses foul play. Heller’s Canal is the beginning. A battle for justice is the end
Legend of Yankee Boy Basin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 122,650. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
In the 15th century B.C., Tusami, The Great Spirit of the Nephretari Tribe, judges His people fallen but forsakes them not, to offer them deliverance entwined in a legend long held sacred in the land of the Ute Indians high among the Colorado Rockies. Set in 1880 and steeped in dark hearts and enlightened souls, the Legend of Yankee Boy Basin is an enchanting tale of lost gold and high adventure.
Summit Seekers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,280. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Jonathan Heally is fed up. He graduates as a technical writer, finds his first job, works hard and is laid off. He takes another and is laid off again. After eight tries, sick of rebuffs, he opts for suicide. Crash a plane into Long's Peak, he decides. At 13,500 feet, he encounters the bizarre and is given a mission: Save the Earth from man-made disease and famine. Action and danger follow.

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