About the Author
Jim Gullo has written professionally for more than twenty-five years as a freelance magazine writer and author of non-fiction books. "Fountain of Youth" is his first novel and most personal book. Gullo's memoir about baseball and parenting, TRADING MANNY: HOW A FATHER & SON LEARNED TO LOVE BASEBALL AGAIN, was published in March 2012 by DaCapo Press to strong reviews from critics and fans of the game. Gullo's comic voice has been displayed as the "How-to Guru" columnist for Premiere magazine, the "Video Vagabond" reviewer for the Chicago Tribune for several years, and as a columnist for Diversion and Wingspan magazines. His eBook, TRY THIS FOR BETTER SEX, is a collection of video reviews. Other published books include guidebooks to the Pacific Northwest, the autobiography of golfer Charlie Sifford, and books on southern history and Hillary Rodham Clinton for younger readers. Prior to his career as a writer, Gullo worked as an editorial assistant at New York Magazine and a public relations executive for Walt Disney Home Video, where he helped launch the home video releases of Disney's animated features. He worked closely with Disney veterans like Wolfgang Reitherman, who directed many of Disney's animated features in the '40s and '50s, and Jack Kinney, who directed most of the Goofy cartoons of Disney's heyday. Moving to Media Home Entertainment, an independent video distributor, Gullo promoted and publicized a wide range of genre movies, and staged publicity tours with the likes of Robert ("Freddy Krueger") Englund, an experience that led to Gullo's first magazine sale in Premiere. Gullo studied journalism and creative writing at the University of Arizona and has taken writing workshops at the Field's End program on Bainbridge Island, Washington, where he lived for several years. He now resides in McMinnville, Oregon, in the heart of Oregon's wine region with wife Kris and sons Joe and Henry; his son Michael is a professional jazz singer based in New York City. More on Jim Gullo, including contact information, can be found at www.jim-gullo.com.