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Geoffrey Girard writes nonfiction, thrillers, historicals, and speculative fiction from fantasy to westerns. His first book, Tales of the Jersey Devil, thirteen original tales based on American folklore, was published by Middle Atlantic Press in 2005, followed by Tales of the Atlantic Pirates (2006) and Tales of the Eastern Indians (2007). 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 which was nominated for a Bram Stoker award for "Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel."

In 2017, Carolrhoda Books published TRUTHERS, a YA novel about the 9/11 conspiracy, and Adaptive Books published MARY ROSE, a psychological thriller/ghost novel. His short fiction has appeared in several best-selling anthologies and magazines, including Writers of the Future (a 2003 winner), Prime Codex, Aoife's Kiss, The Willows, Murky Depths, Apex Horror & Science Fiction Digest, and the Stoker-nominated Dark Faith anthology. The debut collection of his short fiction, first communions, was published by Apex Books in May, 2016.

Girard also ghostwrites memoirs and has published 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.

Born in Germany and shaped in New Jersey, Geoffrey currently lives in Ohio where he teaches writing at Mount St. Joseph Univeristy and is the English department chair at a famed private boys' high school. Prior to teaching, he worked as an advertising copywriter, web developer and marketing manager. 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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