Gerald W. Darnell
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Gerald's non-fiction book 'Don't Wake Me Until It's Time To Go' includes stories and events spanning times from pre-high school to his now retirement in Florida. As an avid hunter and fisherman, many of the stories involve activities and events from his numerous outdoor adventures. As a business executive, and extensive traveler, he gives us some playful observations accumulated from the millions of miles he traveled across the world. Also, as someone who loves animals and adventure, he offers thoughts and comments that are probably outside most reader's imagination. Not a 'tell-all' narrative, but real names and real people are included. If you know the author, you might find yourself - or one of your adventures included. A must read if you enjoy hunting, the outdoors, humor and can laugh at yourself - while others are laughing at you.
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A Florida native, Gerald grew up in the small town of Humboldt, Tennessee. He attended High School and was a graduate of HHS 1964. Following graduation from the University of Tennessee, he spent time in Hopkinsville, KY, Memphis, TN and Newport, AR before moving back to Florida - where he now lives.
During the early 70's the author actually worked from an office in the Memphis Peabody Hotel - so many of the events about the hotel in Carson Reno's stories are real, as well as many of the characters you meet. Traveling extensively throughout the United States, story lines for all books use real places and locations wherever possible.
His fiction books are what he calls 'Fiction for Fun'. They use real geography and include illustrations and characters some readers will recognize. The 'Carson Reno Mystery Series' is set in the early 1960 time period with the primary geography being Memphis and West Tennessee, however some stories with take the reader across the United States and occasionally to foreign countries. Each book is considered light reading and rated PG for everyone's enjoyment. He invites you to pick your character and put yourself in the 'play'. You might find it fun!