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About the Author:
Gregory Mark Juzwick was born in Tampa, Florida. Gregory was raised with his three brothers and sister by very caring and understanding parents. They moved to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area where he grew up most of his childhood. While going to Moon Senior High School, he dabbled with his writing ability, creating poems, short stories and a novel called Phoenix, around the age of fifteen. After graduating from school, Gregory entered the United States Army for three years serving in Fort Benning, Georgia.
Returning to Pittsburgh in 1986, he began his retail career in the Jewelry industry. In 1988, his family moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina, to assist his parents with their Jewelry store. In 2004 he moved back up to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he continued his sales career as well as continued working on his books.
Rising from the Ashes: Guardians of the Hidden Lair
One man’s dreams of world domination are challenged by another man’s dream of protecting those around him after nuclear war devastates our world, as we knew it. From the ashes of destruction, comes the Guardians of the Hidden Lair.
Rising from the Ashes: Guardians of the Hidden Lair brings us to the end of the twentieth century when the world as we knew it had become worse than anyone could have ever thought. Crime was rampant, war was breaking out all over and terrorist acts around the world were growing more numerous as each year passed. As the twenty-first century came and went it kept getting worse. In the United States crime was out of control and terrorists began striking within this once great country. Everyone prayed for a savior to come. Years went by before a ray of hope shined through. A new President came into power named Jonathan T. Matthews. With harsh laws and the use of martial law, he was able to get crime under control within two years. The American people were pleased with his work and his abilities. Unknown to them, President Matthews had a hidden agenda he had been working on for years. Matthews set into motion the events that would lead up to nuclear war making it easy for him to take over the world. The nuclear missiles fly and three-fourths of the world’s population is lost. With his military, he begins to capture and kill those who have survived. His dream of world domination was nearly accomplished. Luckily, all men dream. One in particular dreams of protecting his family and friends from the now hostile world they now live in. Greygor Josephs rises from the ashes to find a safe haven for his family called the Hidden Lair. After settling his family in, he sets off to find his other surviving family members before the military finds them. Along the way from North Carolina up into Pennsylvania, he finds other survivors who assist him in staying one step ahead of Matthews. As he finds more and more survivors, he begins creating fighting groups to help get them all back to the Hidden Lair. Friends and family unite in an action-packed adventure from start to finish.
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 234 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 29, 2012)
Genre: FICTION / Science Fiction / Military
Carved Mountain War: Guardians of the Hidden Lair Book 2
The Hidden Lair has flourished over the past months that have gone by. A government and new fighting groups have been formed. Teams are created to search outside the Hidden Lair for friends, family and needed supplies. A team is formed of the best of the guardians to search the outer regions close to the Hidden Lair where useful assets are found and outer defenses are created to assist in the protection of the people. Word arrives that Matthews Military are on the move to destroy the people who escaped him at the border. A mission is devised for two men to go out to find out what Matthews is bringing to this battle and an attempt to infiltrate and sabotage whatever it could be. Things go bad and only one returns to the Lair as the fighters prepare for the massive fight ahead as they mourn the loss of one of their fellow guardians. It’s recreated old style weapons against the armored vehicles of the military. The Guardians of the Hidden Lair will have to use all their abilities and tactics to overcome the impending doom of the Carved Mountain War!
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 285 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 20, 2013)
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure
Perilous Journey Book 3: Guardians of the Hidden Lair
In this third installment of the Hidden Lair, months have passed since the Lair Fighters took on the military at the Carved Mountains. Everyone enjoyed peace once again. The new assets of the Hidden Lair have helped in the search for survivors and survivor and supply search teams come and go on a weekly basis. The computer complex assist in the locating of people and the welcome center helps keep the Hidden Lair safe and secure. Two survivor search teams who were sent to the old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area have gone missing and the Council is concerned that they may have run into trouble. They vote to send the Guardian Team up to search and rescue them if need be. Greygor assembles his team and travels north on familiar highways. Along the way, they are met with different dilemmas. In Pittsburgh they find that the other teams have been captured and are in danger and their lives are threatened. The guardian team is put to the test and uses all their skill and abilities to rescue their friends and family.
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 268 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Apr 20, 2015)
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure
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