Hi.
This page was supposed to tell you all about me,
the author, Gregory Gerard Allison.
In my mind, it was really cool—
with links to my current writing project:

—and pictures, and clever quotes,
and maybe even a funny video or two.

But, honestly,
we had a bat in our turn-of-the-century* house
(*the old, classic, Bela Lugosi century,
not the new, flashy, millennial century)
last night, which began to flit about the living room
around midnight (of course) just as I was going to bed—
and I spent half the night in a hoodie, gloves, and sweats trying to coax it (unsuccessfully) out an open window.

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So, instead of fun & clever,
you just get tired-old-me telling you
that I'm writing a book about the search for my grandfather's (Charles (Charley) Allison's) missing clock collection. He died in 1955 and only one of the 15 unique "Allison clocks" he designed is currently located. They were supposedly donated to a museum, but have not yet surfaced.

The quest includes movie stars and letters and divorces and broken gears and the Amish community and all sorts of stuff that I couldn't make up if I tried. Stay tuned for the book version. Here's a teaser YOUTUBE VIDEO (4 min.)

And...if you're reading this and happen to know anything about Charley Allison (who died 2/26/1955), his watch craft, any one of his 15 Allison clocks, Allison Watchmakers (located in 1955 at 15310 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA) or Margie Smith (his companion) and Jimmy Smith (her son), who lived in 1955 at 22851 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA,
feel free to drop me an EMAIL!)

Allison Clock

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And I wrote a new illustrated poem (fiction) called
HALLOWEEN EVE

about talking a stroll on a misty, October 30 evening
...and have a most unanticipated encounter.
Some think it's spooky and fun
and has some interesting photo sketches from Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts
(for those of you of any age).

The Martini Chronicles

The book is making the rounds this holiday season.

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And I wrote another new book (fiction) called
THE MARTINI CHRONICLES

about the strong friendship between a
single gay guy and a straight married woman.
Some think it's funny and dramatic
and has tasty martini recipes
(for those of you of legal age).

The Martini Chronicles

The manuscript was a finalist in the
2015 University of New Orleans
Publishing Laboratory contest.
I'm currently working to secure an
agent/publisher for this project.
Stay tuned.*
(*unless, of course, you are an agent and looking for the next thing, in which case drop me an EMAIL!
)

Teaser: SWEET AND DARK MARTINI RECIPE

the sweet and dark martini

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And I wrote an old book (memoir) called
IN JUPITER'S SHADOW
about growing up gay and Catholic.
Some think it's funny and dramatic and
has some good advice for those struggling
with the whole gay vs. religion thing
(for those of you of any age).

Featured on CONNECTIONS WITH EVAN DAWSON (WXXI, Rochester NY) if you'd like to give a listen.

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And I started a nonfiction journal called
THE BIG BRICK REVIEW
to build on the narrative of our lives.
Some think it's dramatic or funny
(and sometimes both!) and
will serve as inspiration for
emerging and established writers.

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SO,
if you really wanted to know more about Gregory Gerard,
the writer, not Gregory Gerard, the tired website designer,
take a stroll over to my
IN JUPITER'S SHADOW

site. It's got all the good stuff
you were probably looking for here. 

That's the one I built on the
non-bat-flying-around-at-midnight day.