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Gregory S. Close has lived on both coasts of the United States (and that wholesome corn-fed part in-between) as well as Dundalk, Ireland and the tiny islands of the Kwajalein Atoll.

Greg loves travelling and sampling the native cultures, foods, customs, and beers of the world. Greg is married to a rocket scientist and lives in California with his two daughters, a cat, and one and a half dogs.


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Gregory S. Close I am currently working on a science fiction/fantasy entitled Greyspace. It's about 50% done now and I hope to launch a Kickstarter soon to see it…moreI am currently working on a science fiction/fantasy entitled Greyspace. It's about 50% done now and I hope to launch a Kickstarter soon to see it through to publication.

Also, working on the sequel to In Siege of Daylight as well as several short stories set in the world of Light, Dark & Shadow.(less)
Gregory S. Close There is no such thing as "writer's block." There are simply times when a writer is more/less creative. It's harder to write when you are feeling less…moreThere is no such thing as "writer's block." There are simply times when a writer is more/less creative. It's harder to write when you are feeling less creative, or distracted, or if you are sitting in a tub of lime JELLO. This is a fact. Calling it "writer's block" as if it's some mystical hindrance to the work of writing and creating is just an excuse not to work through the hard times as well as the easy times of pure inspiration. You have to do both. I've never been able to leave my day-job early for experiencing "benefits consultant block," so I can't stop working on a book or story for "writer's block" either. Fair is fair.(less)
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For the entirety of March 2015, all author's profits for any sale of In Siege of Daylight (paperback or Kindle through Amazon, or any purchase direct from the author) will be donated to theTexas Children's Hospital in support of research to find a cure for Langerhans cell histiocytosis. The disease is rare. It stinks. The government doesn't fund it because they can't decide if it's cancer or no... Read more of this blog post »
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Bottom line: I enjoyed this book, and it was a satisfying conclusion to the Synchronicity Trilogy.

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Gregory Close is on page 100 of 224 of The Horse and His Boy: Re-reading for me, first time for my youngest daughter. I remember loving this book, but the Christian/Saracen allegory is a little more obvious and raw in my old age, and I have to wince through bits of it.
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I read this with my daughter and she really enjoyed it. The prose did not knock my socks off (or hers) but the tale of the tail of Emily Windsnap - a girl who discovers she is half-mermaid, and must come to terms with her tail and the mystery of her ...more
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“It's hard to win a war with a front at your back.”
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“You never hear a prophecy start with the gods were in error. If it's good, thank the gods - but if it's bad, it's your own damn fault!”
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Gregory S. Close, In Siege of Daylight

“It's hard to win a war with a front at your back.”
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“Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.”
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“You never hear a prophecy start with the gods were in error. If it's good, thank the gods - but if it's bad, it's your own damn fault!”
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Rita Monticelli Hi, thanks for your frienship!


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K.E. Saxon Thanks for the GR friendship, Gregory!


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