Austin Gary

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Austin Gary
Austin Gary Promotional Photo.jpg
Born (1947-03-07) March 7, 1947 (age 67)
St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation Novelist, Playwright, Songwriter
Genre Literary Fiction
Website
www.austin-gary.com

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[1] 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.[2] Also a storyteller, he has appeared on Seattle Public radio station KUOW with personal stories about Thornton Wilder[3] and the Martin Luther King assassination[4] and A Guide To Visitors—The Best Of Stories On Stage.[5] He is also a teacher, intuitive numerologist[6][dead link] and a former advertising creative director, radio/television jingle composer, and newspaper editor.[7] He is a member of PEN Canada.[8]

Novelist & Playwright[edit]

His new novel, The Queerling published in October 2013,[9] was a short-list finalist in 2012 Faulkner-Wisdom Literary Competition[10] His novel, Miss Madeira published in August 2011,[11] was a finalist in the 2009 Faulkner-Wisdom Literary Competition[10] and a finalist (short list) in ForeWords First Debut Fiction competition.[12] In 2008, his unpublished novel "Ask Me No Secrets" was a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Competition.[13] "Genius," Gary's novel in progress, was a Finalist (Short List) in the 2010 Faulkner-Wisdom Literary Competition.[14] His historical novel, "Genius," was also a finalist in the 2013 Pacific Northwest Writers Assoc. Literary Competition.[15] His novels, "Miss Madeira" and "Genius" have both been adapted into plays.

Personal[edit]

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.

Songwriting[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1997 BMI Award. MikeCurb.com. Retrieved 11:34, November 3, 2011, from http://www.mikecurb.com/about/publishing.htm
  2. ^ Associate Producer Credits. Artist Direct. Retrieved 10:55, November 2, 2011, from http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/gary-heyde/706191/
  3. ^ Wilder Days Story. Seattle's KUOW 94.9fm. Retrieved 11:06, November 2, 2011, from http://www.kuow.org/kuowpresents/index.php?id=21568
  4. ^ Martin Luther King Story. Seattle's KUOW 94.9fm. Retrieved 11:06, November 2, 2011, from http://www.kuow.org/program.php?id=24718
  5. ^ Gary Heyde (Austin Gary) - Wilder Day Story. YouTube. Retrieved 4:15, December 10, 2012, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onqmIOnPjjI
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ Oakland City Journal Clipping. Oakland City Journal. Retrieved 11:16, November 2, 2011, from http://www.austin-gary.com/OaklandCityJournal08312011.pdf
  8. ^ 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
  9. ^ 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
  10. ^ a b 2009 Faulkner Competition Finalists. Retrieved 07:42, November 2, 2011, from http://www.wordsandmusic.org/2009%20Finalists.html
  11. ^ 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
  12. ^ 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
  13. ^ 2008 PNWA. Pacific Northwest Writers Association Website. Retrieved 11:34, November 3, 2011, from http://www.pnwa.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=265
  14. ^ 2010 Faulkner-Wisdom Finalist. Words and Music Website. Retrieved 11:34, November 3, 2011, from http://www.wordsandmusic.org/2010%20Winners-Finalists.html
  15. ^ 2013. PNWA. Pacific Northwest Writers Association Website. Retrieved 4:22, June 17, 2013, from http://pnwa.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=402
  16. ^ 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/
  17. ^ 1997 Top Played. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 10:14, November 4, 2011, from books.google.ca
  18. ^ 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
  19. ^ A Love Like This (song). Billboard.com. Retrieved 10:51, November 2, 2011, from http://www.billboard.com/artist/299427/cleve+francis/chart
  20. ^ If Dreams Had Wings. James T Horn Official Website. Retrieved 11:04, November 3, 2011, from http://jameshornmusic.com/bio/