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David Gardner

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Fall River, Wisconsin, The United States
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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.
Thanks your message and thanks for donating my book to a VA hospital. I hope it cheers the patients up. I'll have to look into doing that.
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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 f…more
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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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The Journalist

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The Last Speaker of Skalwegian

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The Accidental Spy

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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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“Bloody Soil” brings back Kolya Petrov, the battered but unstoppable hero of the previous two novels in this series.
Like the other spy thrillers by this author, this one doesn’t disappoint. A group of ruthless (of course, they’re ruthless) neo-Nazis
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A must-read book for anyone thinking of working with BookBub. Informative and humorous. Step-by-step instructions on how to set up a campaign on BookBub, which can be daunting. Many warnings of what not to do.
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Lily Robinson, the central character in A Message in Poison, is a toxicologist, as is the author. As a side gig, Lily employs her knowledge of poisons as a government-sponsored assassin, unlike the author (one assumes).
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