About the Author
Gregory O. Smith loves life!
I, Greg Smith, grew up in a family of four boys that rode horses, explored Old West gold mining ghost towns, and got to help drive an army tank across the Southern California desert in search of a crashed airplane!
Hamburgers are my all-time favorite food! (Hold the tomatoes and pickles, please.) Boysenberry pie, topped with homemade vanilla ice cream, is a close second. I also like doing family history research to find out more about my ancestors and where they lived in the world. I also love writing fun, family-friendly adventure books for children and adults.
My wife and I have raised five children and we now enjoy playing with our grandkids. I have been a Junior High School teacher and lived to tell about it. I have also been a water well driller, game and toy manufacturer, army mule mechanic, gold miner, railroad engineer, and living history adventure tour guide. (Think: dressing up as a Pilgrim, General George Washington, a wily Redcoat, or a California Gold Rush miner. Way too much fun!)
My design and engineering background has enabled me to build things people can enjoy such as obstacle courses, waterwheels and ride-on railroads. I write books that are fun filled, technically accurate, and STEM supportive. (I do wish I could figure out how to stop Tim Wright, one of my book characters, from drawing on the front covers of my nice new books.)
I enjoy visiting with readers and hearing about their favorite characters and events in my books. Please feel free to contact me. I hope you totally enjoy my adventure books and please tell others about them, so they can enjoy them, too!