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Connect With Gerald
I am English but I have been living and working in Portugal for 20 years. I am married and we have 2 dogs (at the moment). I express myself through sculpture and through my writing. I began writing articles a few years ago, but have since focused on full length books. I enjoy writing about life, and the experiences and interesting characters we meet along the way.
How long have you been writing? When did you decide to become an author?
I have been writing all my life. After travelling for many years, I came back to Europe to live in Portugal. People continually ask me about my travels, and so I eventually realised it was time to write the books I had always wanted to.
How do you find inspiration?
I am inspired by Life, and all the weird and wonderful characters we meet along the way. I also want to share stories, which inspire people to follow their hearts.
How do you go about writing a book? Do you have any schedule, tricks or tips to share?
I write all day, during the week, and snippets and notes at the weekends, when I am supposed to be having quality time with family and friends.
What kind of books do you read? Who is your favorite author?
Richard Bach and Vera Stanley Alder
What are you currently working on?
I Don’t Believe God Wrote The Bible. My second book, which will be another emotional ride, this time in Europe. Two young people set off hitching around the world, in order to escape the boredom of a normal life.
Kill Daddy by Gerald Freeman
Trauma from the past becomes a part of who you are. It weighs down on the present, suffocating life and preventing you from healing and moving on. If you continue to carry this baggage around long enough, you will eventually become who you are not. Believe in the essential goodness of your true self, however, and you will accept the past, but let go of the burden and finally become the real you. This is the story of one man’s struggle to accept the past and move on before it destroys everything he is and could ever hope to be. In desperation Gerry flees society to save his sanity and ends up in the remote villages of East Africa. Midst the poverty, he encounters hope and more love than he could imagine. Will it be enough to save him? Can he repair the damage done to him in his childhood or will his abusers win in the end?