Monday, June 10, 2013

A Wandering Warrior by Harry E. Gilleland, Jr

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Author: Harry E. Gilleland, Jr
Genre: Action-adventure, Historical fiction

Publisher: 4RV Publishing  (see: ) Book
published 15 April 2013 as paperback, 28 May 2013 as eBook.

ISBN-10: 0985266198  &  ISBN-13: 978-0985266196 = paperback print version

Page/word count: 212 pages; 66,010 words

Brief synopsis: In late twelfth-century England, a commoner and itinerant soldier, Thomas Beaumont, travels to avenge the cruel slaughter of his older brother while a captive after a battle lost. Along the way, he encounters a band of Travelers and falls in love with the dark beauty, Emalda, the leader's daughter. In his future wanderings, he finds many adventures involving battles, the rescue of two young ladies of nobility, the search for his lost love, trials of honor by combat, tragedy, new love, and encounters with knights and royalty. This book is for readers ages mid-teen to ninety; adults.

Author Bio:  

Harry E. Gilleland, Jr. is an award-winning poet and author who lives with his wife Linda in Shreveport, Louisiana. At age 68, Harry, happily retired from his career as a Professor of Microbiology, now engages in writing full-time. “A Wandering Warrior” is Harry’s eighth published book. Harry has published four books of his poetry and four works of prose. Harry currently serves as Editor-in-chief for the Editorial Department of 4RV Publishing, a small traditional publisher headquartered in Oklahoma.
Harry Gilleland was born and raised in Macon,GA. Harry received a B,S. and M.S. in Microbiology from the University of Georgia in Athens before serving as a captain in the U.S. Army from 1968 - 1971, including a tour in sunny Southeast Asia (Vietnam). Harry received his
Ph.D. in Microbiology from UGa in 1973, followed by a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, where he nearly froze his butt off during the harsh winters. Harry fled south to join the faculty of LSUHSC's School of Medicine in Shreveport in 1975, where he remained until retirement in 2004.

After retirement, Harry became a creative writer, poet, and novelist. Harry is a really good guy and quite likeable, who is good to his wife and treats children, grandchildren, and small dogs with kindness.




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