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Writing

Alain Gunn has been writing since high school, and has written in a wide diversity of styles. During high school, he published many articles as a sports stringer for two suburban Cleveland newspapers and was social editor of his high school yearbook. During college, he wrote for the Yale Daily New and the Yale News in Review. As a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, his writing became more academic, as he authored or co-authored forty-three scientific articles and several textbook chapters. He is an associate editor of a major orthopaedic journal and a reviewer of articles for two others.

He has been writing fiction for decades but only recently began publishing his work. Three novels are now published, A Tale of Two Planets, Red Exodus, and If Pigs Could Cry. A mystery, The Honey Bee, is scheduled for publication in 2014. He plans to publish of two other completed novels, The Silver Dollar Saloon and Eden, Eire, during 2014 and 2015. A seventh novel, Death of Aloha, is in production. He has also published two short stories (of more than forty written) and an anthology of short stories is also planned for 2015.

Education:

He graduated from Lakewood High School, Lakewood, Ohio, before studying physic at Yale University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. After a year of graduate work at Yale, he attended Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, obtaining his MD degree. This was followed by five years training as an intern and orthopaedic resident at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Employment:

He served in the US Army through three major wars – Vietnam, Panama, and Desert Storm – with major assignments at Fort Ord, California, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii. His final assignment before retiring as a Colonel was Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tripler AMC, a post he held for six years. He then served for twelve years as chief of the medical staff at a children’s hospital in Honolulu, followed by ten years as a professor and chief of pediatric orthopaedics at a university in Texas.

Academic

He has been held the title of Clinical Professor at two universities and has been an Adjunct Associate Professor at another. He has taught or worked in over 35 countries and five continents, and has been a visiting professor in the Philippines and Japan.

Awards

He has received numerous awards for his work, including being named an Honorary Ambassador to Guam, and receiving a commendation from the legislature of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas. He was also honored as a Distinguished Graduate of his high school, and received numerous military awards, including the Order of Military Medical Merit, an Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, and a Meritorious Service Medal.

Other

He is married with three children, plays banjo in a jazz band, sings in a choir, and enjoys ocean kayaking, scuba diving, and underwater photography.

(Alain K. Gunn and A K Gunn are noms de plumes)