Eugene "Gene" L. Harris began his writing career while attending the University of Oklahoma with an evening job as a news writer for an Oklahoma City television station. Subsequently he became writer producer of documentary features before leaving for Houston in 1968. After a tenure as writer/producer for KHOU-TV, Harris joined the staff of an energy corporation as senior writer, during which time he traveled worldwide, providing articles for the national press.
In 1972 Harris began his free-lance career, establishing himself as one of the premier business writers in the country. During this period he also became interested in fiction, but it wasn't until after his marriage that he actively began to pursue novels. In the early 1980's, he and his wife traveled extensively in South America where he began collecting interviews from individuals that would eventually form the foundation for characters in subsequent novels.
Alternately working on his fiction and his vocation, Harris has since produced several historical non-fiction works: The People Machine, and The Shadowmakers. His first novel, Wings of the Fly, (2013), deals with the cocaine wars between rival cartels in Peru and Columbia.
The Aestrah Cycle, (2014) takes place in prehistorical South America where a matriarchal-dominant society controls male consciousness. He is currently working on a third book, So Simple A Name As Eden, a novel of the Galapagos Islands.
Gene currently lives in the mountains south of Santa Fe with his wife, a standard Poodle and two fine cats.
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The Aestrah Cycle
by E.L. Harris
Since recorded history began with ciphers etched into stone, no viable records exist of an actual matriarchal-dominant society. But myths and legends suggest that matriarchal rule was dominant. One need look no further than deep in the Amazonian jungles of South America where the legend of Las Madres de la Sombra still exist. From these legends comes The Aestrah Cycle.
Wings of the Fly
by E.L. Harris
The Medellin Cartel's leaders have been a thorn in the side of Don Esteban Ochoa, head of the Peruvian familia that established the South American cocaine cartels in the late 60s. But 40 years later, who can control such men? A beautiful and mysterious woman, Alexandra Macintosh. Wings of the Fly paints a portrait of obsession, of absolute power corrupting absolutely and of innocence overwhelmed.
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