Author, Critic, Publishing Consultant, Radio TV Guest and Host
Gary Roen, author "Shattered: Surviving the Loss of a Child"
Works at Author/Critic/Publishing Consultant/Radio TV Guest and Host
Former Freelance Book Reviewer at Orlando Sentinel
Studied BA in English in Creative Writing at University of Central Florida
Studied Englsish and Journalism at Valencia College
BIOGRAPHY TAKEN FROM: https://thebeachsideresident.com/2019/04/05/contributor-spotlight-gary-roen/
Gary S. Roen, is the author of two collections of science fiction “Journey” (Legacy Book Publishing), “Slotski’s World”, “The Forgotten Father” (a book of poetry from Taylor and Seal Publishing), and the co-author of “Cats, Cats and More Cats” (Royal Fireworks Press). Roen is the author of two books of poetry, “Look at Me World” (Chateau Publishing), “Made By Man” (Nest Egg Publications); his poems have also been published in numerous small magazines. He has been published in short story collections like Computer Legends, Lies and Lores (Ageless Press), Another Realm SF Magazine, and Mercury Sky online. He is also the author of a satirical play entitled “Vamp”,
He is also a nationally syndicated book critic/writer, consultant who has been writing close to 45 years.
His syndicated reviews have appeared in hundreds of daily, weekly newspapers and other periodicals that currently include Midwest Book Review, The Beachside Resident, West Orlando News, Sodo News, Orlando Advocate, St. Cloud In the News, Osceola News-Gazette, Bivouac Magazine, and Arrhythmic Souls
Gary’s articles have appeared in such publications as Living Well and Live Wisely, bUnike Magazine, The Beach Side Resident, Strange New Worlds, City Limits, Florida Card and Comic Trader, Alley Cat Magazine, Crime Book Digest, Eleven Magazine, Backstage Pass, and West Orlando News.
Over the many years of his career, Roen has been the Promotion/Sales Representative for several publishing houses. He was a regular on-air contributor to the following radio programs Larry Steele WPUL 1590 am, Jim Turner show WBZW 1520 am and Tammy Green “Let’s Talk About It” (WOKB 1680 am). He was a talk show host for “Spaceship PRK”on Rollins College radio station incorporating interviews, reviews and news on current book releases, as well as a co-host on a weekly radio talk show on “Desperate and Dateless” WGT 540 AM and he was also the roving reporter for “The Tourist Breakfast Travel Show” on Station WOKB 1600 am. He frequently appeared on The Michelle Valentine show on cable and also works for numerous companies in the field of market research in the Central Florida area as an independent contractor.
He is also a publishing consultant to authors and publishers in all genres. So if you want him to read and review your publication, he’s waiting to hear from you!