George C. King was a Navy brat, attending 15 different schools before going to college. Two of those schools were in the Panama Canal Zone, where he lived from 1955 to 1957. His stay there provided the source material for his first novel, THE YOUNG BALBOAS, a coming-of-age epic that unfolds in the lush Panamanian jungle.
Mr. King taught English literature for thirty-two years in Maryland, where he was cited for producing successful scores on the National Advanced Placement Test in English at twice the rate of teachers in other schools. He was also nominated for Teacher of the Year. Outside the classroom, Mr. King has been a nationally ranked tennis player, and he fishes in bass tournaments in Maine, where he and his wife own a log cabin on the shores of Lake Cobbosseecontee.
After retiring to Sarasota, Florida, in 2000, Mr. King has published five additional novels. His latest, SENILE IN SARASOTA, completes the trilogy of comedy-mysteries set in that state, preceded by SIXTY IN SARASOTA and SEXY IN SARASOTA. In all three works Mr. King displays an exceptional command of the English language and an outrageous sense of humor. Also set primarily in Florida is THE RUPTURE, a satire of the rapture, in which an extraterrestrial leads a revolt against the religions of Earth. Both SIXTY IN SARASOTA and THE RUPTURE have been Kindle best sellers. Mr. King's first e-novel, THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY, is a paranormal mystery and legal thriller set in Maryland and Maine. Signed copies of Mr. King's books may be purchased from the author in Sarasota, Florida, and Apple Valley Books (www.applevalleybooks.com)in Winthrop, Maine.