About Me

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I've lived in the beautiful city of Sacramento, California all of my life.

I started working at the age of 17, when I was a junior in high school.  I also had my own apartment at 17 and spent the last 2 years of high school going to classes from 7 until 12, and working at my job from 1 to 5.  In the summer, when my friends had “summer vacation,” I was blessed with an 8-5 job, which paid for my rent and groceries.  I continued working, while attending college at night.

I have been a mechanic, repairing underground construction equipment, such as backhoes and trenchers, and eventually became the shop foreman.  I have worked for our local Telephone Company, mostly in sales, and finished my career in Real Estate, where I held a license for over 25 years.

I have done many things in my life that I feel blessed for being given the opportunity to do.  I have driven 18 wheel diesel trucks, flown airplanes solo, and have scuba dived in the most beautiful ocean that I’ve ever seen…the Pacific.

I have now, late in life, again found something that I really enjoy…writing.  I started in the early 1990’s, playing around with a few ideas I had flowing through my head, but I didn’t have the time required to do the work.  In 2008 I was diagnosed with a rare disease, Wegener's Granulomatosis, (AKA GPA), which forced me into an early retirement.  It also, on a lighter note, enabled me to spend more time in my recent endeavor, writing books.



Who I am

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I’m a husband, father, grandfather, and author.  I married my, not high school sweetheart, but junior high school sweetheart in 1977, and we’ve been together ever since.  I have two wonderful sons that I’m extremely proud of, and their equally wonderful wives, also one very talented, and handsome grandson.

Things I love

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My passion in life, other than my writing, is cycling.  I ride my road bike at least 3 times a week…religiously.  I basically have 3 routes I ride, a 25 mile ride, a 35 mile ride, or my favorite, when my body allows…a 52 mile ride, half of which is uphill.  Cycling is a great way to keep the body strong.  For the past 5 years I have ridden in the Tour de Cure, helping the ADA (American Diabetes Association) in raising money for research, searching for a cure to this disease, which affects so many people, including my own father. 

I also have 2 beagles, Lance and Anya,  who keep me very busy.  

My Blog

My Books

My Books

A Regrettable Choice

(Now also available in Kindle eBook)


The Lioness and the Frog


The Look of Deception

(Now also available in Kindle eBook)


My Name is McNeil

(Now also available in Kindle eBook)


Look for my books on Amazon  

https://www.amazon.com/author/gregoryvarrelman  




Books Coming Soon

Brodie

(This won't be the actual title, but he's in the book)

  

Contact Me

I always welcome any comments or feedback.

gregorybooks56@yahoo.com