Gordon Carroll: A biography

Gordon Carroll is the author of GUNWOOD USA. Gordon was raised at the foot of the great Rocky Mountains in Colorado. He joined the United States Marine Corps at eighteen and served for seven years achieving the rank of sergeant (selected for staff sergeant). After that he became a police officer in a small (wild) city nestled snugly in the middle of Denver Colorado before moving on to become a sheriff’s deputy. Because of his love for dogs he became a K9 handler, training and working three separate dogs over two decades (a hundred and twenty pound German Shepherd named JR, a ninety pound Belgian Malinois named Max and a fifty-six pound Belgian Malinois named Thor.Thor pic

Gordon and his K9 companions have assisted the DEA, FBI and numerous other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in the detection and apprehension of criminals and narcotics.

He has been married to the same wonderful woman (his high school sweetheart, Becky) for thirty-three years and they have four adult children and three adorable grandchildren (so far).

Gordon started his love with books when he was in sixth grade after being captivated by Jack London’s White Fang and Call of the Wild. From there he branched out gobbling up everything from Robert E. Howard to Steinbeck to Brand, King, Wambaugh, Irving, Craise, Hunter, Rothfuss, Lowry, Card and on and on.

After years of telling stories to his children and friends his wife insisted he start writing some of them down. After that he was bitten by the dreaded writing bug and started sending stories to different publications. He was quickly published in several magazines in genres ranging from Sci-Fi to horror to mainstream and Christian before writing GUNWOOD USA, a fictionalized compilation of real life scenarios that he has seen, heard of or been involved with over his years in law enforcement and military service.

Gordon is a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (RMFW) and served on speaking panels for three years as well as performing K9 demos at the annual conferences.

Look for his second novel, SLEEPING DOGS, to be released before the end of the year.