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Gary Every Gary Every has been nominated for the Rhysling Award seven times. He has two science fiction novellas available "Inca Butterflies" and "The Saint and the Robot". As a journalist he has won regional awards for articles such as "The Apache Naichee Ceremony" and "Losing Geronimo's Language" stories which are included in his book "Shadow of the OhshaD"

Get to know Gary...

Birthdate? 9/28/1960

When did you start writing? I have always written stories for as long as I could remember. I was the oldest child of a single mom and babysitting was always a lot easier if my brothers and sisters were sitting still while I told them stories.

When and what and where did you first get published? In the 1980's, The Weekly, a free arts, entertainment, and politics magazine distributed free had a contest on the back page called Dust Devils:  Write a short story of 75 words or less for $5. One year I think was in something crazy like 37 issues. 

What themes do you like to write about? Wilderness of the Soul. The southwest, archaeology in general and Native Americans in particular.

What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? Ray Bradbury and Farenheit 451. I saw Ray Bradbury speak when i was around junior high and the Viet Nam War was coming to a close. Bradbury said "How many of you are going to burn your draft cards?"
A wild cheer went up from the crowd.
Bradbury shouted "Down with the Military Industrial complex. Up with the revolution"
The crowd cheered again.
Bradbury asked the crowd "How many of you are going to burn your driver's licenses?"
Bradbury reminds, "But that's part of the military industrial complex too" 

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