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Gregory A. Fournier

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Originally from the Detroit area, I lived in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor during my college years before moving permanently to San Diego in January, 1979.

My wife and I live in San Diego county. I have two grown children from my first marriage, and soon I will have three grandkids. Everyone is doing well.

I'm thrilled to be pursuing a writing career after thirty-seven years in the English language arts classroom.

My novel, Zug Island, won a Finalist's Award from the 2011 USA Best Books competition in the multicultural category and a 2012 Los Angeles Book Festival Award Honorable Mention.

Life is good.

O-So pop was a local Detroit soft drink sensation bottled in Delray at 8559-61 W. Jefferson Ave. Not as famous as Vernor's but just as beloved. John Kar's bottling works opened in 1922, located north of Peerless Cement and just south of the old Delray Bridge onto Zug Island, also known as the "one way bridge" no longer in use.

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