Gary Greenberg was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. He attended Penn State University where he majored in rugby and happy hour and miraculously graduated with a B.A. degree in journalism in 1976. He has been writing professionally for more than 30 years, mostly as a newspaper reporter and freelancer.
A world traveler and adventurer, Gary has a vast reservoir of mostly useless information which he draws upon to write a myriad of things including essays, tales of travel, newspaper and magazine articles, short and long fiction, children’s stories and verse, the Cosmic Chronicle and Gary's Blog.
As a writer, Gary has found it necessary to occasionally find alternate
employment including jobs as a deli counterman, thoroughbred horse groom, apartment house manager, weight training instructor, house painter, freshman composition instructor, drawbridge operator and import/export business manager (see A Man for the Job). He spent 13 years as a staff writer/editor for American Media, Inc., publishers of the supermarket tabloids National Enquirer, Globe and National Examiner. Since 1999, he has also owned and operated a freelance writing service called SuperWriter, Inc.
Gary began painting cosmic landscapes in the early 1990s and has performed on various street corners and at art festivals throughout South Florida. For more on this, check out Vagabond Artist.
He lives in Boca Raton, Florida, with his eternally 39-year-old wife, Nora, grown son, Glen, Atlas the dog, parakeets Rico and Olaf, bearded dragons Spotz and Klaus, and Florida box turtle Stella.
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