March 7, 1947 |
St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
|Occupation||Novelist, Playwright, Songwriter|
Austin Gary (born Gary Austin Heyde, March 7, 1947, St. Joseph, Missouri, United States) is an American novelist, mostly known as a BMI award-winning songwriter for "The Car" by Jeff Carson (as Gary Heyde) and recordings by other country performers like Tammy Wynette and John Berry, and as Associate Producer of albums by Carson, Berry and Hank Williams, Jr.'s Hog Wild album. Also a storyteller, he has appeared on Seattle Public radio station KUOW with personal stories about Thornton Wilder and the Martin Luther King assassination and A Guide To Visitors—The Best Of Stories On Stage. He is also a teacher, intuitive numerologist[dead link] and a former advertising creative director, radio/television jingle composer, and newspaper editor. He is a member of PEN Canada.
Novelist & Playwright
His new novel, The Queerling published in October 2013, was a short-list finalist in 2012 Faulkner-Wisdom Literary Competition His novel, Miss Madeira published in August 2011, was a finalist in the 2009 Faulkner-Wisdom Literary Competition and a finalist (short list) in ForeWords First Debut Fiction competition. In 2008, his unpublished novel "Ask Me No Secrets" was a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Competition. "Genius," Gary's novel in progress, was a Finalist (Short List) in the 2010 Faulkner-Wisdom Literary Competition. His historical novel, "Genius," was also a finalist in the 2013 Pacific Northwest Writers Assoc. Literary Competition. His novels, "Miss Madeira" and "Genius" have both been adapted into plays.
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He is the son of Geoffrey Austin (Dutch) and Helen (née Heyser) Heyde, both deceased. In 1967, he married the teacher and actress, Glory (Kissel) Heyde. The marriage ended in 2002. He is the father of stage director Rachel Rockwell and Jeremy Spencer, drummer for heavy metal band, Five Finger Death Punch.
- "One Stone At A Time" – Tammy Wynette
- "The Car" – Jeff Carson - 1997 BMI Listed Among Top Played Songs of the Year.
- "Every Time My Heart Calls Your Name" – John Berry
- "The Letter" – Ronna Reeves
- "Dixie’s Bar & Grill" – Brent Lamb
- "A Love Like This" – Cleve Francis
- "If Dreams Have Wings" - James T Horn
- 1997 BMI Award. MikeCurb.com. Retrieved 11:34, November 3, 2011, from http://www.mikecurb.com/about/publishing.htm
- Associate Producer Credits. Artist Direct. Retrieved 10:55, November 2, 2011, from http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/gary-heyde/706191/
- Wilder Days Story. Seattle's KUOW 94.9fm. Retrieved 11:06, November 2, 2011, from http://www.kuow.org/kuowpresents/index.php?id=21568
- Martin Luther King Story. Seattle's KUOW 94.9fm. Retrieved 11:06, November 2, 2011, from http://www.kuow.org/program.php?id=24718
- Gary Heyde (Austin Gary) - Wilder Day Story. YouTube. Retrieved 4:15, December 10, 2012, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onqmIOnPjjI
- Intuitive Numerologist. Awaken to You Radio. Retrieved 10:56, November 3, 2011, from http://www.zimbio.com/Numerology/articles/Z_iwly3lTpJ/Numerology+International+Numerologist+Gary
- Oakland City Journal Clipping. Oakland City Journal. Retrieved 11:16, November 2, 2011, from http://www.austin-gary.com/OaklandCityJournal08312011.pdf
- Why We Defend Pen Canada Annual Report. Retrieved 03:15, July 23, 2014, from http://pencanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/PEN-AR-2014.pdf
- The Queerling (novel). Amazon.com Retrieved 12:40, October 15, 2013, from http://www.amazon.com/The-Queerling-Austin-Gary/dp/1492326275/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381862452&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Queerling
- 2009 Faulkner Competition Finalists. Retrieved 07:42, November 2, 2011, from http://www.wordsandmusic.org/2009%20Finalists.html
- Miss Madeira (novel). Amazon.com. Retrieved 10:48, November 2, 2011, from http://www.amazon.com/Miss-Madeira-Austin-Gary/dp/098778210X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320256023&sr=8-1
- 2012 ForeWord First Debut Fiction Finalist. Retrieve 09:52, February 15, 2012, from https://www.facebook.com/notes/foreword-magazine/foreword-firsts-debut-fiction-awards-finalists/10150543051049479
- 2008 PNWA. Pacific Northwest Writers Association Website. Retrieved 11:34, November 3, 2011, from http://www.pnwa.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=265
- 2010 Faulkner-Wisdom Finalist. Words and Music Website. Retrieved 11:34, November 3, 2011, from http://www.wordsandmusic.org/2010%20Winners-Finalists.html
- 2013. PNWA. Pacific Northwest Writers Association Website. Retrieved 4:22, June 17, 2013, from http://pnwa.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=402
- One Stone At A Time (song). FAQS.org. Retrieved 10:55, November 2, 2011, from http://www.faqs.org/copyright/love-doesnt-always-come-on-the-night-its-needed-by-tammy/
- 1997 Top Played. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 10:14, November 4, 2011, from books.google.ca
- Dixie's Bar & Grill. Billboard.com. Retrieved 10:19, November 2, 2011, from http://www.billboard.com/song/brent-lamb/dixie-s-bar-grill/893979#/song/brent-lamb/dixie-s-bar-grill/893979
- A Love Like This (song). Billboard.com. Retrieved 10:51, November 2, 2011, from http://www.billboard.com/artist/299427/cleve+francis/chart
- If Dreams Had Wings. James T Horn Official Website. Retrieved 11:04, November 3, 2011, from http://jameshornmusic.com/bio/