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About Gary Alipio
Gary Glynn Alipio is a Children's Book Author and Digital Marketer.
A New Orleans native, Gary has two children’s books to his name and is an amateur fisherman still searching for the illusive white whale. Growing up, Gary was the quiet kid with an overactive imagination who could always make friends laugh by making up stuff. So it’s no coincidence that he now writes funnies, creepies and uncanny sci-fi for middle grade, tykes and everyone in between.
Gary is a good pal, a twelve year-old’s chauffeur and is still a huge daydreamer with a library filled with oddities and tiny figurines. Gemini by birth, yat by the grace of God. His home sweet home is never too far from New Orleans.
A graduate from Louisiana State University with a BA in Journalism, Gary's also the Assistant Regional Advisor of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Louisiana/Mississippi chapter. As an award-winning ad writer, he has worked on several high-profile, national clients and says naming rollercoaster for Six Flags such as Titan, X, Déjà Vu, X-Flight and others triggered his interest to take writing for kids serious.
He likes to fish, bike, hike, jog, walk, swim, play video games and laugh often. Most definitely ... laugh often.
JOKE: What do you get when you cross a bear and a mountain lion? ... wait for it ... you get dead!
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A New Orleans native and graduate from LSU with a BA in Journalism, Gary Alipio's the author of The Craziest Fishing Tale on the Bayou. He is the Assistant Regional Advisor of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) Louisiana/Mississippi region. As a marketer, he has worked on high-profile clients for 20+ years and his work has been highlighted in Sports Illustrated, The New York Times with several named theme park coasters across the United States. His Middle Grade debut, Craziest Fishing Tale on the Bayou, was Louisiana's selection at the 2019 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. And curious readers can find his other creepy short stories in Bayou Bogeyman Presents Hoodoo and Voodoo.
Titles By Gary Alipio
Hatcher Hampton is turning twelve. Per family tradition, he’ll be entering his first fishing rodeo, hoping to prove he’s better than his older brother. First prize wins $500—money that could save his family from being evicted from their home—and the winner gets his picture in the paper!
Reality soon intervenes in Hatcher’s heroic fantasy as he faces pestering insects, a one-armed man, angry seas, boat blunders, and an old swamp legend. Getting stuck in a mosquito-infested swamp with Grampa Grump and no extra underwear isn’t what he had in mind in this coming-of-age story like no other!
In this haunting collection of Louisiana frights, an unsuspecting girl is shrunk down to the size of a speck of dust by a devilish miniature artist, a pair of ghostly children try to outsmart a voodoo queen, and a doll that lives in the walls whispers terrible things to sleeping children. These waking nightmares are enough to send even the bravest grownups hiding under the blankets, but will they keep the Bayou Bogeyman from devouring the innocent Scribblers?
Written by nine Southern authors with a proclivity for the paranormal, this middle reader collection is sure to satisfy horror lovers of all ages. But consider yourself warned--you might just need to sleep with the lights on!