Gregory Marshall Smith
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|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, Examiner.com. 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 Writing.com 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."