Gary Glynn Alipio is a Children’s Book Author and Digital Marketer.
A New Orleans native, Gary has two children’s books to his name and is an amateur fisherman still searching for the illusive white whale. Growing up, Gary was the quiet kid with an overactive imagination who could always make friends laugh by making up stuff. So it’s no coincidence that he now writes funnies, creepies and uncanny sci-fi for middle grade, tykes and everyone in between.
Gary is a good pal, a twelve year-old’s chauffeur and is still a huge daydreamer with a library filled with oddities and tiny figurines. Gemini by birth, yat by the grace of God. His home sweet home is never too far from New Orleans.
Why Write for Kids? A graduate from Louisiana State University with a BA in Journalism, Gary’s also the Assistant Regional Advisor of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Louisiana/Mississippi chapter. As a marketer, he has worked on several high-profile clients for more than twenty-five years and says naming rollercoaster for Six Flags like Titan, X, Déjà Vu, X-Flight and others triggered his interest to take writing for kids serious.
Books: The Craziest Fishing Tale on the Bayou was Louisiana’s pick at the 2019 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. And curious readers can find his other creepy middle grade short stories in Bayou Bogeyman Presents Hoodoo and Voodoo.
On a Personal Note: I like fishing, biking, hiking, walking, swimming, playing video games, and laughing … a lot.
Joke: What do you get when you cross a bear and a mountain lion? … wait for it … you get dead!
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A New Orleans native and graduate from LSU with a BA in Journalism, Gary Alipio’s the author of The Craziest Fishing Tale on the Bayou. He is the Assistant Regional Advisor of SCBWI La/Ms (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Louisiana/Mississippi region). As a marketer, he has worked on high-profile clients for 20+ years and his work has been highlighted in Sports Illustrated, The New York Times with several named theme park coasters across the United States. His Middle Grade debut, Craziest Fishing Tale on the Bayou, was Louisiana’s selection at the 2019 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. And curious readers can find his other creepy short stories in Bayou Bogeyman Presents Hoodoo and Voodoo.