Gerald Gillis, the author of the business suspense novel Dare Not Blink and the historical novel Shall Never See So Much, is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and a Master's degree from the University of Tampa. He and his wife, Debby, are the parents of three grown children. They continue to reside in the Atlanta area.
After college, Gerald spent three years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in both domestic and overseas assignments in the field artillery as a battery executive officer and forward observer. After military service, Gerald spent the majority of his business career in the medical-devices industry. He held executive-level positions in distribution management, field-service management, and service-support operations. He traveled extensively as a partner and consultant to his company's international operations. He also became an accomplished writer and speaker during this time.
Gerlad's first novel, Bent, But Not Broken, was published in 1985. After its publication and subsequent encouraging success, Gerald decided to postpone a career change from successful business manager to fledgling novelist. Gerald is now a full-time novelist.
Shall Never See So Much is a Military Writers Society of America and a Readers Favorite awards winner, and is Gerald's second novel. Gerald was also a nominee for the 2010 Georgia Writer of the Year by the Georgia Writer's Association.
Gerald's third novel, Dare Not Blink, deals with the rough-and-tumble of the business world. The book is being considered by several top-tier business schools for inclusion on courses on business ethics. Ethics and loyalty are deeply interwoven into the story. It was recognized as a Finalist for the National Indie Excellence Awards.
Gerald is an event speaker who speaks on such topics as business ethics, leadership, perseverance, and innovation.