Tucson Festival of Books

John R Gentile

Rita Hartman

John R Gentile’s writing draws from life experiences as a physical therapist, naturalist, dolphin researcher, sea kayaker, SCUBA diver and adventure trip leader. As a writer of novels, short stories and screenplays, John’s epic stories are filled with flawed but memorable characters, sharp dialogue sprinkled with humor, insightful moments with wildlife and a sense of place, with just a touch of mysticism. "Ivory Moon," his latest release, is the second novel in the Guardians of Gaia Series. In 2021, "Baja Redemption" was an American Writing Awards finalist in the adventure/thriller category. His screenplay "The Canoe" was a finalist at the 2010 Feel Good Film Festival in Hollywood, California. He is presently working on the third book in the Gaia series, "A Breath of Trees," and adapting "Baja Redemption" to a screenplay. John lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his artist/marine biologist wife, Katie Iverson, and two elderly chow chows who daily remind him of the benefits of meditation.

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Indie Authors - Adult Fiction and Nonfiction

Ivory Moon
Book II of the Guardians of Gaia Series
Mystery / Thrillers
Wild Spirit Books
March 2023
ISBN 9781736165942
Paperback, 494 pages

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Baja Redemption
Mystery / Thrillers
Wild Spirit Books
April 2020
ISBN 9781736165904
Paperback, 518 pages
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Former Army Ranger Jake Spinner spends most of his days in a tequila-induced fog. More/less