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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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“If you want to write a fantasy story with Norse gods, sentient robots, and telepathic dinosaurs, you can do just that. Want to throw in a vampire and a lesbian unicorn while you're at it? Go ahead. Nothing's off limits. But the endless possibility of the genre is a trap. It's easy to get distracted by the glittering props available to you and forget what you're supposed to be doing: telling a good story. Don't get me wrong, magic is cool. But a nervous mother singing to her child at night while something moves quietly through the dark outside her house? That's a story. Handled properly, it's more dramatic than any apocalypse or goblin army could ever be.”
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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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“Never leap into battle, when you may come quietly to victory at a walk.”
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“I'm not making it complicated, I'm just looking at it less simply.”
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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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