Gary Corbin is a writer, editor, playwright, and actor in Camas, WA, a suburb of Portland, OR. Lying in Judgment, his Amazon.com best-selling legal thriller, was released in early 2016. Lying in Judgment was selected as Bookworks.com “Book of the Week” for July 11-18, 2016 and is one of six novels worldwide featured in the Literary Lightbox “Indie Spotlight” for Autumn/Winter 2016-17.
Gary’s second novel, The Mountain Man’s Dog, came out in June 2016. Both novels are available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook forms. The second book in The Mountain Man Mysteries, The Mountain Man’s Bride, will be released February 9, 2016.
His writer’s reference, Write Better Right Now: A Dozen Mistakes Good Writers Make-And How to Fix Them, is available exclusively on Kindle.
Gary also writes on contract for private sector, government, individuals, and not-for-profit clients, and his creative and journalistic work has been published in BrainstormNW, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, and Global Envision, among others.
Gary earned his B.A. in Political Science and Economics at Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!) and his Ph.D. at Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!), writing his dissertation on the politics of acid rain (1988). He worked on farms, construction, and in food service jobs to earn his way through, so he knows the meaning of hard work. He interned with Argonne National Laboratory on assignment in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Analysis before joining the consulting firm of Applied Management Sciences in Silver Spring, MD. He moved to Highland Technologies, Inc., specialists in document image management systems, managing projects and developing Oracle database systems before moving to Portland to manage IT systems and projects for the City of Portland.
After twelve years with the City, he founded Gary Corbin Writing and Consulting, and often partners with Innovative Growth Solutions of Oregon City, Oregon to help organizations align their policies and systems with their mission, values, and strategic goals.
Gary is a member of PDX Playwrights, the Willamette Writers Group, the Northwest Independent Editors Guild, the Portland Area Theater Alliance, and the North Bank Writers Workshop, and participates in workshops and conferences in the Portland, Oregon area.
A homebrewer as well as a maker of wine, mead, cider, and soft drinks, Gary is a member of the Oregon Brew Crew and a BJCP National Beer Judge. He loves to ski, cook, and garden, and hopes someday to train his dogs to obey. And when that doesn’t work, there’s always Renegade’s Paradise.