Gerald M Givens

Biography

Gerald grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan where from an early age his interests in history and storytelling were built through frequenting museums with his mother.

At age eight, he wrote his first story, TIM, TOM, & SAM, a children's tale about a dog, a cat, and a mouse that became friends and lived together.

In high school, his interest in writing grew through the study of poetry. Inspired by the poems of Edgar Allen Poe, Gerald began writing poetry and eventually self-published an anthology of his work.

It was in college at Western Michigan University that he wrote his first novel and has been writing ever since.

In his spare time he likes to listen to music, spend time in nature, and practice yoga. He now lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Gerald's writing infuses the influences of renowned authors Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park, Congo), J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter), J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings), and Dan Brown (The DaVinci Code).

Primarily interested in all things fiction, Gerald gravitates toward Science Fiction and Fantasy as his reads of choice. His favorite novels include:

- The Lost World by Michael Crichton
- The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
- Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan where I frequented museums with my mother and brother. From an early age I was exposed to world histories, stories from many different cultures, and many genres of art. These experiences awoke in me the sense that I might someday have the chance to share my own story, and that is exactly what I have done.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first story when I was only 8 years old, a children's tale about Tim, Tom, and Sam; a mouse, a cat, and a dog who were roommates and went on adventures. Looking back at these stories they were terribly written and often very short, but even then I knew that the writing path is one that I must travel.

After Tim, Tom, and Sam, I studied poetry in high school and attempted my first novel at that time. Twenty pages in, "Lost in Robin's Hood" crashed to the floor. I wasn't discourage and learned from that experience.
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Videos

Eyes in Atlantis - Official Novel Trailer
Journalist Sean Henry is researching the lost continent of Atlantis and is surprised when he actually finds two artifacts in the Mediterranean Sea. Unknowingly, he triggers a curse, sending him to Atlantis 11,000 years ago. Confronted by the mistrusting nature of the king, Sean and his research team must fight to stay alive while working to uncover the secrets of the curse before time runs out.

Books

The Deluge
By Gerald M Givens
Series: The Diluvians, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 68,610. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Category: Fiction
The anticipated high-suspense sequel to Givens' 2011 novel Eyes in Atlantis. One year after the end of the first novel, our heroes find themselves entangled in a battle between Gods, along with the destruction of all mankind. How will they outlast this divine genocide?
Eyes in Atlantis
By Gerald M Givens
Series: The Diluvians, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,790. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2011. Category: Fiction
A journalist in Washington, D.C. is plagued by dreams of tsunamis and earthquakes. Off the coast of Cyprus, an American scientist discovers artifacts from a civilization long lost. In the heart of an ancient city, a princess has visions of strangers and destruction. As fate draws them together, they must fight to save their worlds and their lives.

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