Gregory Marshall Smith

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Gender MALE
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Sports Writer, Science Fiction Writer, Jack of All Trades
Location West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Introduction Originally from West Medford, Massachusetts, I have been writing since about 1977. I started writing professionally with my high school newspaper and with the Medford Mercury in 1981, eventually ending up with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and, currently, After 30 years, I was stunned to find out that people (me included) actually wanted to read my fiction again (the exception being 1982 when I won an ACT-SO award for my play "Ghost"). So, with encouragement from and from C.J. Ellisson (in the form of a threat of violence), I decided to put my fiction out to the masses. Now, I have published two anthologies, two novellas and one full-length novel, plus numerous award-winning short stories. I have also acted in more than 20 movies and TV shows, continue writing college sports and now host a talk show.
Interests Mountain biking, exploring, hiking, fishing, museums, computers, science fiction, bowling, volleyball, softball
Favorite Movies Godzilla, King of the Monsters; The Empire Strikes Back; Inception; Aliens; Lord of the Rings: Return of the King; Anne of Green Gables; Anne of Avonlea; It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World; Creature from the Black Lagoon; Ghost in the Shell; Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence; Akira; Ringu; Planes, Trains & Automobiles; Asphalt Jungle; Naked Jungle
Favorite Music R&B; oldies, country & western, rap, classical, Celtic, old-time radio
Favorite Books Goal Dust, Native Son, The Ring, Lord of the Rings, Day of the Triffids, War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, Dahlgren, Lilith's Brood, Starship Troopers

If you were a pirate, how would you avoid laughing when saying 'poop deck'?

I would just say "poop deck." I was a Navy engineer officer for four years. Nautical terms no longer faze me. But, in the interest of my readers, I might change the term to "#2 deck."