Sandlot Sonny

By Gary Lloyd As someone who writes stories, I am conditioned to find the theme, to dig for the hidden meaning like a dog after whatever lies a foot beneath the backyard grass. I spend more time searching for it -- in books, in interviews, in my own mind -- than actually sitting down and … Continue reading Sandlot Sonny

Field of Themes

By Gary Lloyd Before my YouTube channel included interviews with Alabama football stars, scenes from tornado-ravaged cities and city council meetings, and seldom-watched book promotions, there was a lone video. It sat alone in cyberspace for just over two years, and I was happy to keep it that way. Until now. I realized a life … Continue reading Field of Themes

A bit about ‘Heart of the Plate’

My third book, Heart of the Plate, is one that I wrote rather quickly.Some may think that it is not of a certain quality, since I wrote it in about four months and had it published five months after the release of Deep Green. That's for others who read it to judge and not me.But I … Continue reading A bit about ‘Heart of the Plate’

A rundown on my 5 books

My full house is complete. Two fiction novels and three works of nonfiction. And due to work and graduate school, I may not be publishing another book for quite a while, despite having several ideas in mind. Who knows, though? Maybe I'll have another published in the near future. It's something I love doing.So, in the meantime, … Continue reading A rundown on my 5 books

Books available at free author event in Bessemer

I’m signed up for another author event, and it’s free.I’ll be at the third annual Bessemer Public Library Local Author Extravaganza on Saturday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free to attend for the general public.Thirty authors will be on hand selling and promoting their books.I’ll bring copies of Heart … Continue reading Books available at free author event in Bessemer

Getting social

Hello there,I just wanted to make a post about the social media channels available for my three books. All three have active accounts on Facebook and Twitter. They’re below. Please give them a “Like” or a follow. Who knows, maybe another book will be added to this list soon.FacebookTrussville, Alabama: A Brief HistoryDeep GreenHeart of the PlateTwitterTrussville, Alabama: A … Continue reading Getting social

Books available at Dec. 10 Christmas event in Chelsea

A great event was recently brought to my attention, and I’m excited to be a part of it.I’ll be attending the Christmas Open House & Local Author Expo on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chelsea General Store. The address is 14555 Highway 280, Chelsea, AL 35043.Here is a link … Continue reading Books available at Dec. 10 Christmas event in Chelsea

University of Alabama, writers group visits a success

The last two days have flown by, and they have been awesome.I spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday in Tuscaloosa, Ala., speaking to a couple reporting classes at the College of Communication & Information Sciences, as well as at the Tuscaloosa Public Library to the Tuscaloosa Christian Writers Group.I appreciate Dr. George Daniels, the assistant … Continue reading University of Alabama, writers group visits a success

‘Heart of the Plate’ earns regional news coverage

What a week it has been.My newest fiction book, Heart of the Plate, has earned news coverage from several regional publications. I've listed them below. Click the links to read the stories.Moody author examines sports, redemption with 'Heart of the Plate,' AL.comAlabama author explores baseball, addiction in 'Heart of the Plate,' The Montgomery AdvertiserFormer Tribune … Continue reading ‘Heart of the Plate’ earns regional news coverage