Who is Bruce Gaughran?
  1. A Mekong Delta "River Rat"
  2. Retired business professional with too much time on his hands
  3. 'Survivor' of SERE school (Survival-Evasion-Resistance-and-Escape training)
  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

Historical Fiction
  • Shattered Lives -  A story of survival and a young man’s determination to keep his promises. In August 1942, the Germans enter Wiejca, a small village in Poland, and rip fourteen-year-old Jakub Balinski and his father from their home. At Treblinka, the Nazi Death Camp, Jakub's father becomes a forced laborer breaking rock into gravel. Even though the Germans give Jakub a uniform and call him a guard, within days, he learns he is nothing more than the commandant’s Polish slave boy
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. 
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. 

Fiction Thriller

  • 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 2016 by the Marshall Area Stage Company (MASC). Read about it here.

Non-fiction War Story 

  • Brown Water Red Blood - Novella - Several stories of Bruce's experiences in the Mobile Riverine Force, Mekong Delta of Vietnam as well as four other service related stories.

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 including eBooks and paperback at Amazon and GoodReads

You can also find his eBooks at Apple iTunes, Barnes & Noble (Nook), Kobo, Playster, and Scribd.

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