G. Younger

Author


Greg Younger was born in Urbana, Illinois, on the day after Christmas in August of 1961. He was educated at the sports oriented Mahomet-Seymour High School, where he spent much of his time playing football (where he won a State Championship), hunting/fishing, and reading every science fiction or fantasy book in the town’s library. He went on to Illinois State University to study Accounting. The football stopped, but he found a new passion, he started a fraternity.  Greg enjoyed college life to the point that when he graduated he had degrees in Finance, Marketing, Management with minors in Economics and Accounting. 

Greg then moved to Chicago, lived in a high rise in the Gold Coast with two men who drank too much, and found work at a bank as a computer programmer. Over the next 25 years he advanced through the ranks and became known for solving problems via the use of technology. He ventured out on his own and opened a consulting company that developed technology driven solutions for Fortune 500 companies and financial institutions.

In 2005, he gave it all up to move to an area in Florida called the Nature Coast. This harkened to his days of growing up in a small Midwestern community.  Not able to just sit around he decided to try something completely different, real estate.  He eventually opened his own company. 

Greg had always thought he could write a science fiction book and even had outlined one he’d given the working title of Star Academy.  Knowing he wasn’t ready for that he decided to write about what he knew, sports.  From that grew an epic series of novels: A Stupid Boy Story.

The Crew

The Team I Rely upon


 

Greg knows he wouldn’t get a fraction of the things done he wants to if it wasn’t for his awesome crew.  I’ll let them describe themselves in their own words.


Bud Ugly is old, crotchety, and highly opinionated. He speaks several languages, all of them poorly (including English). He suffers from the delusion that his degree from an online diploma mill in some way qualifies him to be an editor; to date, the rest of the editing team has been too nice to point out his inadequacies.

When not harassing authors, Mr. Ugly teaches (think Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall”), annoys his wife, spoils his grandchildren, and sits on his front porch in a wife-beater telling the neighborhood kids to stay off his lawn–not necessarily in that order.

In reality, Mr. Ugly is a retired business executive who holds degrees from two of the universities mentioned in the Stupid Boy books. And his house has no front porch. The rest is true.


XofDallas(or X to his friends), when not fire spinning or otherwise terrorizing people at Renaissance Festivals and camps, likes to spend time suggesting story and plot ideas to Greg.  He also attempts to muzzle some of your humble author’s crazier ideas and to keep his feet somewhat grounded in reality. 

X uses his remaining spare time [doing something] in the soup, which is loads of fun, is mostly harmless, and frequently improves the flavor of the soup!


Zom as an only child, doesn’t mix well with people who don’t run away on sight.

His plodding anal nature finds a synergy with proofing, which he hopes to be good at one day.


TheMikeBomb is a middle aged bookworm who suffers from an inability to see past typos and continuity errors. This led him to volunteer to try and clear them up in this epic series he couldn’t stop reading. Mike hopes his contributions to the effort are useful.