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Geoffrey Girard writes nonfiction, thrillers, historicals, and speculative fiction from fantasy to horror. His first book TALES OF THE JERSEY DEVIL, thirteen original stories based on American folklore, was published in 2005. Simon and Schuster published two Girard novels simultaneously in 2013: CAIN'S BLOOD, a techno thriller, and PROJECT CAIN, a companion novel for teen/YA readers nominated for a Bram Stoker award for "Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel."

His short fiction has appeared in several best-selling anthologies and magazines, including Writers of the Future and the Stoker-nominated Dark Faith anthology. The debut collection of his short fiction, first communions, was published by Apex Books in 2016.

Girard also co-writes, and ghostwrites, memoirs and nonfiction (including The New York Times bestseller THE MIDWEST SURVIVIAL GUIDE for Harper Collins) and has published work-for-hire fiction (from middle grade to westerns) under various pen names. In 2019, Hanover Square Press (St. Martin's Press) published AFRICAN SAMURAI: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan co-written with Thomas Lockley, and optioned for film in 2020.

In 2021, he l
aunched Ellipses Media (producing content for print, online, theatre, and film) and Ellipses Press, a publishing house of memoirs and social/political nonfiction. The same year, he created Tales Of..., a quarterly magazine for YA readers, for which he is publisher and editor-in-chief.

Born in Germany and shaped in New Jersey, Geoffrey currently writes and teaches in Ohio where he is Writer in Residence at Archbishop Moeller High School. Prior to teaching, he worked as a reporter and advertising copywriter. He has a BA (Washington College) and MA (Miami University) in English literature and an MFA in creative writing (Miami University). He has presented and led workshops on creative writing at schools, bookstores and various writers' conventions/events.



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