Gilbert comes to the clearing in the forest at the base of the gigantic cocobolo tree. High above, in the dense foliage of the cocobolo tree, the leaves rustle. A palm nut tumbles through the branches and glances off Gilbert’s head. “Ow!” With an open hand Gilbert rubs his noggin, a lump quickly sprouting beneath his gold and brown locks. Cobwebs are swept from his cranium, his earlobes jiggled. He looks up into the canopy of the cocobolo tree, sits back on his haunches, scrunches up his face and massages his head. Gilbert crawls and wedges himself between two elephantine roots at the base of the massive tree trunk, resting his aching head on the smooth bark pillow, thinking, not thinking, trying to remember why he is here. (Excerpt from p.11 of manuscript)
Gary’s version of Brunswick Stew The ingredients are classic, but Gary put’s his unique twist to putting them all together to make a Brunswick Stew that’s authentic. You could probably just throw all the ingredients in a big pressure cooker and turn up the heat to make the stew, but Gary does it his way, … Continue reading Brunswick Stew
Kudos for Biscuit Weaver/That Southern Thing
Gary, Passing along a review comment made Aug 17 through "6-minute Stories" on Apple Podcasts Congratulations. "As a yankee recently transplanted to Western North Carolina, I have gotten quite an invaluable education from "That Southern Thing." I was especially charmed by the exquisite descriptive beauty of "The Biscuit Weaver." Keep writing. Sincerely, Randell Randell JonesDaniel Boone Footstepswww.danielboonefootsteps.comThat … Continue reading Kudos for Biscuit Weaver/That Southern Thing
“Zoomed” to StarNews!
https://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20200822/leland-author-pens-mystery-in-smokeless-world "Leland author pens mystery in smokeless world" (by Ben Steelman, Wilmington StarNews, Sunday 8/23/2020 In this book, some vices are outlawed while another is appreciated. Imagine, if you will, a world where tobacco and alcohol are banned but vaping is practically mandatory. It’s not “The Twilight Zone” but a new young adult novel by … Continue reading “Zoomed” to StarNews!
“Natural Causes” Book Launch
YA novel "Natural Causes" launches today from the author's front porch and virtually on Zoom. ON SALE paper and hardback from the author, Gary Neil Gupton (message this website or firstname.lastname@example.org); Wilmington local independent bookstores Old Books on Front Street https://www.oldbooksonfrontstreet.com/#/ and Pomegranite Books https://pomegranatebooks.wordpress.com/. Check Indiebound.com for your local independent bookseller. Also, national outlets … Continue reading “Natural Causes” Book Launch
Natural Causes: YA novel to be published late August.
Gary Neil Gupton's first novel. Mystery. Murder-by-vape. "The past can be veiled by smoke; the present, fogged by vapors. Can either addiction hide a death and a murder?"
Personal Story Publishing Project. That Southern Thing. Includes personal stories of "living, loving, laughing, loathing, leaving the South." Gary Neil Gupton's Biscuit Weaver, memories of Aunt Nobia. Follow the link at the top of the page for a reading of the story by Randell Jones, editor of the anthology.
Rainbow of Hope
NBM, North Brunswick Magazine Summer issue, highlights Gary Neil Gupton's Rainbow of Hope article about the hope inspired by the children in chalk art. Follow the link at the top of the page.
Frederick Buechner quote
There are people with all sorts of enthusiasms and creativities which are not often enough made use of or even recognized because the tendency is not to rock the boat but to keep on doing things the way they have always been done. -Originally published in Telling Secrets