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David Gardner

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David Gardner grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm, served in Army Special Forces and earned a Ph.D. in French from the University of Wisconsin. He has taught college, worked as a reporter and sold women’s shoes.

He coauthored three programming books for Prentice Hall, wrote dozens of travel articles as well as too many mind-numbing computer manuals.

He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Nancy, also a writer. He hikes, bikes, messes with astrophotography and plays the keyboard with no discernible talent whatsoever.

His current novel is a whimsical thriller: 'The Journalist: A Paranormal Thriller' (Encircle Publications).

'The Last Speaker of Skalwegian' will be published in September, 2021 (Encircle Publications).
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I too was in the 82nd before I joined Special Forces, way back when. We sometimes ate C-rations in the field. Spam would have been a nice chang…more
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I too was in the 82nd before I joined Special Forces, way back when. We sometimes ate C-rations in the field. Spam would have been a nice change.
My wife says her father used to fry Spam.
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I used to like Spam when I was a kid. The stuff is the object of ridicule (yeah, I'm guilty), but from what I've read, it was a lifesaver for the British during WWII and probably a lot of Americans living on the edge at the time. I don't want to know what went into it, however.
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“Surgeons Cut My Head Off—And Sewed It Back On!”

That’s a real headline from the Weekly World News. The tabloid’s front cover shows a surgeon fussing over an operating table with the severed head of an attractive brunette wearing an expression of perfect serenity.

Tabloid journalism has always fascinated me, so much so that I forced the protagonist of my novel, The Journalist, to work for a tabloid and concoct stories like the one above.

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