|Name Gary Jennings|
|Education Eastside High School|
|Died February 13, 1999, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, United States|
Nominations Hugo Award for Best Short Story
Books Aztec, The Journeyer, Raptor, Aztec Autumn, Spangle
Gary jennings author interview with don swaim
Gary Jennings (September 20, 1928 – February 13, 1999) was an American author who wrote children's and adult novels. In 1980, after the successful novel Aztec, he specialized in writing adult historical fiction novels.
Gary jennings interview part 1
Born September 20, 1928, in Buena Vista, Virginia, to Glen Edward and Vaughnye May Jennings, Gary Jennings attended little formal school after graduating from Eastside High School (of Lean on Me fame) in Paterson, New Jersey, and was mostly self-educated thereafter.
His novels were known for their historical detail and occasionally graphic content. Jennings' novels are well-researched: he lived for 12 years in Mexico to research the Aztec novels, traveled the Balkans while researching Raptor, and joined nine circus troupes during the writing of Spangle. He also produced a number of novels for younger readers, such as A Rope in the Jungle and a history of the occult Black Magic, White Magic.
Gary Jennings died in February 1999 in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, aged 70, from heart failure.