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Author J. Gabriel Gates is a native of Marshall, Michigan. The son of an English teacher, his passion for the written word began at a young age. During college, another passion – for performing – led him to get his B.A. degree in theater from Florida State University.

During his years in Los Angeles, he appeared in a dozen national TV commercials and penned several screenplays while laying the groundwork for his career as a novelist.

His novels include the YA fantasy books "Dark Territory: The Tracks Book 1," "Ghost Crown: The Tracks Book 2," "Shadow Train: The Tracks Book 3," horror novel "The Sleepwalkers," and dystopian sci-fi epic "Blood Zero Sky"

He currently lives in Southeast Michigan.


The autumn of 2005 found me in Hollywood, struggling to find my voice as a not-yet-successful novelist. I had just finished writing a horror novel, The Sleepwalkers, and had embarked on a new dystopian speculative fiction novel in response to the war in Iraq, the reelection of George W. Bush, and what I saw as the eclipsing of democracy in America by corporate power.


I was in the throes of a tum...

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The Sleepwalkers
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Shadow Train by J. Gabriel Gates
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" When I won this book off of a goodreads giveaway I decided that to give it a proper review I needed to read the entire series first. I picked up the first book and I groaned. What had I gotten myself into? It looked like the cover of a teen romanc... " Read more of this review »
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“The problem is, most folks these days don't have enough faith to see the magic that's all around them. These days, normal means confused, fallen, lost.”
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J. Gates Branwen wrote: "I finished Dark Territory yesterday, and I just have to tell you how much I loved it! What a great book! I am like dying of anticipation for the next one now! Keep up the great work! :)"

Branwen wrote: "I finished Dark Territory yesterday, and I just have to tell you how much I loved it! What a great book! I am like dying of anticipation for the next one now! Keep up the great work! :)"

Thanks a lot, Branwen! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Tell a friend! ;) Book 2 comes out in January.


Branwen *Blaidd Drwg* I finished Dark Territory yesterday, and I just have to tell you how much I loved it! What a great book! I am like dying of anticipation for the next one now! Keep up the great work! :)


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J. Gates Awesome! I look forward to hearing what you think.


Branwen *Blaidd Drwg* J. wrote: "Thanks, Branwen. I'm really glad you enjoyed The Sleepwalkers! If you have a moment, you should check out my other novel, Dark Territory, The Tracks Book 1. It just came out.

Anyway, it's good..."


Thanks! :) I just checked out the info for Dark Territory and discovered that it has martial arts in it, which prompted me to download it immediately on my nook. lol I am even more hyped to read it now, it looks pretty awesome! I'll let you know how much I enjoy it when I'm finished!


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J. Gates Thanks, Branwen. I'm really glad you enjoyed The Sleepwalkers! If you have a moment, you should check out my other novel, Dark Territory, The Tracks Book 1. It just came out.

Anyway, it's good to be friends with you, too. Be well, and keep reading!

~J


Branwen *Blaidd Drwg* Thanks for accepting my friend request! I really enjoyed The Sleepwalkers and I'm really looking forward to read more of your work! :)


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