Gerald M. Givens


I grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan where from an early age my interests in history and storytelling were built through frequenting museums with my mother. At age eight, I wrote my 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, my interest in writing grew through the study of poetry. Inspired by the poems of Edgar Allen Poe, I began writing poetry and eventually self-published an anthology of my work. At Western Michigan University, I wrote my first novel, Eyes in Atlantis, and I've been writing ever since.


My writing infuses the influences of renowned authors Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park), J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter), J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings), George R.R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire) and Dan Brown (The DaVinci Code).

Primarily interested in all things fiction, I gravitate toward Science Fiction and Fantasy as my reads of choice. My favorite novels include:
- The Lost World by Michael Crichton
- Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
- A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin

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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Where to find Gerald M. Givens online

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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.


The Diluvians

Eyes in Atlantis

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The Deluge

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Heroes & Victims

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Heroes & Victims
Series: The Diluvians, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,220. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
The Oracle of Delphi is summoned to Attica to usher in the patronage of the Olympian Gods. Sean and Erin Henry make a deal with the devil to save their daughter’s life. The diluvians cross realms and to save their loved ones from eternal damnation. All the while, Hades uses each of them to hatch a plan that will bring the world under his dominion and shroud the earth in darkness.
Seven Devils
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,890. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Seven sins for seven brothers and a black-widow woman to bind them. Locked in her cage, the bird so scorned, sings of their sins to remind them. - Set in the late nineteenth-century, the novella Seven Devils follows Elizabeth Winterbourne through a bloody world of love, passion, betrayal, and sin as she seeks her freedom through the darkest means.
The Deluge
Series: The Diluvians, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,610. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
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
Series: The Diluvians, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,790. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
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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