Gregory A. Fournier was born in Trenton, Michigan in 1948. He grew up in the Downriver Detroit area and graduated from Allen Park High School in 1966. When Greg read Lost Horizon as a young teen, he decided he wanted to be an author. That novel transported him to Shangri-La, and he's been trying to get back there ever since.
Greg earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in English Language Arts and sociology from Eastern Michigan University. After teaching at Ypsilanti High School for seven years, he moved to San Diego, California, and taught Language Arts in public school for another thirty years. He also taught night school and weekends as an adjunct professor at Cuyamaca College for ten years. Now retired, he is living his dream of becoming an author.
In addition to his debut novel, Zug Island: A Detroit Riot Novel, Greg wrote Terror In Ypsilanti--a true crime history of John Norman Collins and the Washtenaw County, Michigan coed killings of the late 1960s. He also writes a blog--fornology.com. Currently, Greg is researching and writing about the Depression era unsolved murder of seven-year-old Richard Streicher, Jr. found stabbed and frozen to death under the Frog Island footbridge in Depot Town, Ypsilanti, Michigan.