Spotlight: Author Gregory Coley on his love of books @Ghreggori

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Howdy folks, 

Y’all don’t know me, but my name is Gregory Coley. I’m a self-published author and our fine host, Amanda, was nice enough to give me a post here. I got into writing when I was in my early teens. I began with writing lyrics for local bands in high school, lol. In college that morphed into poetry. After college I tried my hand at short stories. Now, at 31, I have over a dozen books to my name. Some are poetry books, some are short stories and some are novels. I’m most proud of my Corvus Chronicles series, of which I’m working on book 6! I’m getting ahead of myself though. 

My love of books was kindled initially by, like most people my age, the appearance of a boy wizard. He showed me how magical books could be. I also love the Vampire Chronicles, the Odd Thomas series, Hunger Games, the asylum series and anything by Neil Gaimen. He is a lovely man who has helped me in no small amount through our conversations. I’m currently reading the Dark Tower series by Stephen King. 

As you can see I draw my inspiration from many authors and many genre. My books tend to touch of urban fantasy and the supernatural. I also have a book that revolves around a handicap young man in today’s world. That I draw from experience. I am in a wheelchair and have battled kidney failure my whole life. I’ve been on dialysis treatments to live for the last 24 years. I am always looking for new things to write. My current project is a novel that follows the life of an author told side by side with that of her character.

The first book of my series, “In Death’s Wake”, came to me in a dream. I told my dad about the premise. It is about a young man that is drafted into the 2nd American Civil War. He is used as a science experiment that gives people the ability to see into the minds of the dead. After being discharged when the program goes wrong, he is forced to find a new way to use his abilities in civilian life. My dad’s response when I told him about it? He said, “If you don’t write it then I’ll find somebody else who will.” Now I’m five books deep into that series. Thanks for pushing me to write my first novel, dad. Lol. 

I met Amanda recently. We began talking, and upon hearing of my difficulties finding new readers she offered me this amazing opportunity. She is a wonderful person whom I already owe so much after knowing her for a week. I hope some of you will give my books a try! Book 1 of my series is currently 99 cents on kindle. 

I’m still learning to be a self-published author. I’ve written for a while, but I’m just now trying to network and be more active on Twitter and Facebook. You can feel free to follow me on twitter at @Ghreggori or Facebook at www.facebook.com/GCauthor . My new website is also live! It is gkcoley.wixsite.com/gregorycoleywriting . Thank you for your time. Thank you to Amanda for her time. I am open to any questions about my writing, or anything else. I’m a young writer who is hungry to grow his name.



Thank you, 

Gregory Coley


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