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Meet the Author: D. Gordon Tyson
September 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Join us in the large meeting room on Tuesday, September 13, for a chat with local writer D. Gordon Tyson, author of the new sci-fi thriller SplintRod. There will be a discussion and a reading of the novel, and copies of SplintRod will be available for purchase and signing.
A young Betsey Stratfork is enjoying her childhood when she is involved in a tragic auto accident that destroys her legs. Despite her handicap and the lack of compassion from the driver, she excels in school and earns her medical degree. She pursues a career in a new field of medicine known as bone manipulation. Now, as Dr. Stratfork, she develops groundbreaking devices and procedures that improve the lives of many patients. In the course of her life, living in constant pain, she is subjected to repeated instances of discrimination. Learning of a life-threatening event, she snaps. In her anger-fueled psychosis she turns to the dark-side and uses her SplintRod invention to inflict horrific pain and suffering.
About the Author:
Gordon Tyson was born 1954 in Fontana, CA. He was raised on a cattle ranch South of Hemet, CA. After college he worked with his father in-law in Grove Management dealing with planning, growing and harvesting of citrus and avocados. He joined Marshall Aluminum Window Products located in Irvine, CA in 1986. The company served three states and grew to produce $50,000,000 in annual sales with 290 employees. He and his partners sold the business to an East Coast Firm in 2003, and D. Gordon officially retired in 2004. He is currently the President of his community’s Homeowners Association.
Gordon has been married to his lovely wife Kimberly for 17 years. They have three grown children between them, Nicole, Jonathan and Christopher. In 2010 they built a beautiful home on the Southern Oregon Coast. They travel extensively and spend two months a year on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. SplintRod represents his first foray into creating literature. The idea for SplintRod came from a severe fever-induced dream. The catalyst for the plot remains a mystery.