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Gary Caruso lives in northern Virginia with his wife Jill, but their favorite place is in Ohio with their three beautiful grandchildren. Although Gary is exhilarated when he sits down to write, teaching middle school science is his first love. He’s passionate about empowering students to make thoughtful decisions and positive choices in life. Gary enjoys reading, especially fiction that blurs the line between what’s real and what’s fantasy. He never imagined becoming a writer until an ordinary car ride on a spring day jolted an unlikely thought into his head. Gary’s early experience writing is a reminder that no matter how intimidating the challenge, action and determination are the foundations for fulfilling any dream. Gary has an insatiab...more


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I've had a great writing summer, and I'm excited about my next release. It's a "read-along" adventure story for ages 4 to 100 called A BUNNY'S TALE. I originally wrote it for my granddaughter Kate with a specific plan in mind.

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message 26: by Laura

Laura W Thanks for the friendship Gary! :)


message 25: by Gary (last edited Oct 20, 2013 09:53AM)

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message 24: by Gary (last edited Oct 13, 2013 08:35PM)

Gary Caruso Our Souls to Keep (Our Souls to Keep, #1) by Gary A. Caruso
For a limited time, the Kindle version of Our Souls to Keep is on sale. Only $0.99 at Amazon!!! Order now and enjoy an extra chill down the back of your neck for Halloween.


message 23: by Gary (last edited Oct 15, 2013 05:31AM)

Gary Caruso The Dark Side of Truth by Gary A. Caruso Whether you're in middle school or middle-aged and beyond, you will love The Dark Side of Truth for its heart-warming story and edge-of-your-seat suspense that will keep you turning pages way past your bedtime! Available from Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats. The mystery starts with a click on the link below! Enjoy!


message 22: by Gary (last edited Oct 15, 2013 05:32AM)

Gary Caruso Buy it for you or your child! The Dark Side of Truth is a YA mystery with chapter after chapter of action and suspense, but it's also a heart-warming story of friendship and family. Whether you're middle school or middle age, The Dark Side of Truth is a wonderful story for everyone.

The Dark Side of Truth by Gary A. Caruso


message 21: by Gary

Gary Caruso I just released the first book of a new mystery series called The Dark Side of Truth. It's a powerful book about friendship and loyalty, wrapped within plenty action and suspense. Yet at its core, The Dark Side of Truth is a heart-warming story about Will Reed and his challenges of making life-threatening choices to protect the people he loves most dearly.

I hope you'll read The Dark Side of Truth soon. From Middle school to middle age, The Dark Side of Truth will appeal and entertain everyone.


message 20: by Gary

Gary Caruso Need a weekend read? The kindle version of The Dark Side of Truth just went live. This book is filled with mystery, adventure and suspense. It's exactly what you need for cooler, fall days.


message 19: by Gary

Gary Caruso I'm releasing the first book in a new series called The Dark Side of Truth (Book #1) on October 1st. I hope everyone has reserved a place on their "to read" shelf because, while less dark and violent than my paranormal thriller series,Our Souls to Keep, every chapter of The Dark Side of Truth is filled with suspense, action, humor, and the unexpected.

Thank you to the many friends and fans who have sent me messages of support. I appreciate your enthusiasm. I'm really excited about this story too!


message 18: by Gary

Gary Caruso The Dark Side of Truth (Book #1) is finally on schedule for an October 1st release. I'm very excited about the start of this mystery series. Just like Our Souls to Keep, The Dark Side of Truth is filled with action, humor, and the unexpected.


Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) Hello hon. Thank you for the friend invite. I accept. Have a great weekend. Talk later :D


message 16: by Susan

Susan Griscom Hi Gary, Thanks for the friend invite.


message 15: by Gary

Gary Caruso It's my birthday!!! And only 12 days until the release of Our Souls to Keep! So light a birthday candle for me, have a piece of cake (I prefer chocolate!), move Our Souls to Keep to the top of your "Want to Read" shelf, and "Like" me at https://www.facebook.com/GaryCarusoBooks. It's a day to celebrate!!!


message 14: by Gary

Gary Caruso Rosanna wrote: "Gary, thanks for the friendvite. Will you have an e-book available on amazon?
Right now it says it's not available in any format :( it sounds good and I'd like to eventually read it. :)"


Thank you very much for positive comments. The e-version will go to Amazon tomorrow, but the release date is April 25th. The free prequel will be available on April 22nd.


message 13: by Rosanna

Rosanna Gary, thanks for the friendvite. Will you have an e-book available on amazon?
Right now it says it's not available in any format :( it sounds good and I'd like to eventually read it. :)


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Gary Caruso Angela wrote: "Hello Gary, thanks for the friend-vite ;)"

You're welcome. I look forward to following your reviews.


message 11: by Angela

Angela Hello Gary, thanks for the friend-vite ;)


Summer {is puntastic} I love Daughter of Smoke and Bone as well! It really is a beautiful novel. Thanks for the FR!


message 9: by Gary

Gary Caruso Sunny wrote: "Hi Gary! Thank you for the friend-vite. I look forward to rejoicing the good books and lamenting the bad ones with you!"

Hi Sunny,

Your welcome. There are a lot of both to choose from. I look forward to talking and sharing with you.


message 8: by Gary

Gary Caruso Em - everyone's got a darkside ;) wrote: "Hey Gary, thanks for the friend invite ;)"

Hi Em,

I look forward to talking and sharing with you.


message 7: by Gary

Gary Caruso Sarah ~ Literal Hottie ~ wrote: "Hey Gary, thanks for the invite ;D"

Your welcome. I look forward to sharing.


message 6: by Gary

Gary Caruso Lily wrote: "Thank you for the friend invite, Gary. Looking forward to chatting books with you."

Same here. It's always a challenge to get enough reading time in. I feel out of sync if I go too long. I look forward to reading your book thoughts.


Sarah ❤️ Literary Hottie Hey Gary, thanks for the invite ;D


message 4: by Sunny

Sunny Hi Gary! Thank you for the friend-vite. I look forward to rejoicing the good books and lamenting the bad ones with you!


message 3: by Lily

Lily Thank you for the frient invite, Gary. Looking forward to chatting books with you.


message 2: by Gary

Gary Caruso Thank you! I'm very excited about their release.


Cassandra Giovanni Thanks for the add, Gary! You're books look very interesting!


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