Gary Carter was born in San Diego, California in 1938 and graduated from Sweetwater Union High School (National City, CA) in June of 1956. After serving three years in the United States Marine Corps he attended college as a science major at Grossmont Community College, continuing his education at San Diego State University as a Botany major. His poems have appeared in the Port Orford News as well as the Las Vegas Sun and many poetry journals and magazines. He is the author of Jump Start, an apocalyptic science fiction thriller (2003), For the Good of the Many, a National Award winning military/political thriller (2007), Mystic Summer, a multi-cultural love story (2010), My City by the Sea, Poems for All Ages (2006), Imagery, Poems to Make You Laugh, Cry, Wonder, Doubt and Argue About (2013), The Cedars of Lebanon, a science fiction, time travel thriller (2018), and Songs from the Southern Oregon Coast (2018), a compilation of short stories and poems, by fifty-six authors, telling what they love about living along the Southern Oregon Coast, one of the world's most beautiful places. Gary lives in Port Orford, Oregon, where he operates a small nursery in the summer and works on his writing in the winter. He is the father of four, the grandfather of thirteen and the great-grandfather of fourteen.
Books by Gary Carter