Who is Bruce Gaughran?
  1. A "River Rat" in Vietnam
  2. Retired business professional with too much time on his hands
  3. 'Survivor' of Survival-Evasion-Resistance-and-Escape School (SERE)
  4. A published author 
  5. All of the above
The answer - "All of the above."  And, in every experience there are stories to be told.

Bruce has published four books

Sci-Fi Thriller
  • 2074 - In the late-2020s, Global Warming became a reality. As food and water supplies diminished, starvation, disease and death flourished. Everyone demanded answers. When they did not come, civil unrest, political wrangling, and regional skirmishes wreaked havoc across the earth. Eventually, world leaders agreed upon a solution. Some must die so that others can live. DESISTANCE It sounds so simple and logical—until it is your turn. In ten days, I will cease to exist. 
The Parthinian Chronicles - Epic Fantasy
  • Staff of Rhah - Before completing his Wizard of the Word training, Tippallo has one final test. He must go through the Rite of Passage. Many wizards have challenged the Dark Lord in the past and all have failed. Yet, none before carried the Staff of Rhah. Originally published as two novellas, Banished and Prophecy were merged into the Staff of Rhah in May 2017. 

And, a non-fiction and a fiction work:

  • Brown Water Red Blood - Novella - is a trilogy of Bruce's experiences in the Mobile Riverine Force, Mekong Delta of Vietnam as well as four other service related stories.
  • Trouble - Novella - Justin Seaborne is a good man. He is also a troubled man because he lost his way. Complicating the situation is a past that haunts him every day. In “The Omega Factor,” Justin is going through another personal meltdown when an international crisis occurs. With disaster looming for the Northeastern seaboard, can he shed old ghosts, and with them, the albatross hanging around his neck? In “Special K is not a Cereal,” Justin wakes up in an alley reeking of booze. When the police arrest him for the murder of two close friends, no one believes in his innocence. The evidence is overwhelming. How can he prove his innocence if he doesn’t remember what happened?
    • Trouble has been adapted for the stage and was performed in February 2016 by the Marshall Area Stage Company. Read about it here.

Coming - Winter 2018

Shattered Lives Treblinka, the largest Nazi death camp, is the background for this story of survival. 

It is the story of Jakub Balinski, an adolescent, who is ripped from this home to serve as a guard at the death camp. 

The daily atrocities shred Jakub of his innocence and expose him to a level of hatred he could never imagine. He can either turn a blind eye and live, or fight back and most likely die. His choices often go against everything he knows is right. Yet, if he ever is to return home, he must find a way to live with himself while helping others to stay alive. 

Whatever he does, he knows he will have to live with the consequences the rest of his life. 

Published short stories and poetry

Blogs: Bruce maintains two blogs.
  • The Writer's Corner is his author's blog that can be found on this website.
  • Living with Kennedy's Disease is a blog of inspirational and educational articles for those living with health issues, This blog averages over 400 page-views a day.

He leads the North Georgia Writers Group and is a member of the Chattanooga Writers Guild.

Find all of Bruce's books at Amazon and GoodReads. You can also find Brown Water Red Blood at iBooks, Barnes & Noble (Nook), Kobo, Tolino, InkTera, Scribd and Smashwords.

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