Gerry Edwards was born in San Francisco and after growing up in San Luis Obispo, California, he moved to Ore for about 11 years working on the railroad. He moved back to San Luis Obispo and began a career as a glass artist. After a successful career in glass, which he still pursues, he started writing for Treasure Magazines about his outings with one of his hobbies. This opened the door for writing a Scifi book called Rex This book along with the Candy Claws series can be purchased from Airleaf publishers or Barnes and Nobles.
He now resides just out of Mariposa in the Sierras of California. Gerry Is very diversified with his hobbies. He scuba dives for treasure, he metal detects and prospects for gold. He is an avid long range shooter and loves to compete. His outdoor experiences influence his writing to a large degree.
Gerry Edwards is a published author and an accomplished glass artist. His first book for children called candy claws. From Claws to Claus is the first of the Candy Claws series. Gerry’s humor and imagination permeate the children’s books. Drawing on his childhood and vivid imagination gives these stories a humor and plot that children as well as adults find enjoyable. With no formal training and classes on writing Gerry continues to write stories that fascinate and capture the mind of the reader.
About eight years ago he began indulging his writing skills by writing articles for some national publications, These were articles that dealt with one of his hobbies, metal detecting. Gerry wrote these articles as part of a therapy program that he devised for himself after a serious automobile accident. The metal detecting gave him physical exercise and the writing helped him regain his skills with vocabulary that he had lost. He had been told that he would never do his glasswork again and would be limited because of the neurological damage that he sustained. After many surgeries and struggles in therapy, Gerry proved them all wrong. He wrote many articles over the years and started blowing and carving glass again. Whites’ Metal Detectors was so impressed with the articles that to this day they still supply him with new detectors to explore and write articles about. His glasswork is exhibited in many prestigious galleries on the west coast.
One day sitting in his living room he felt inspired to write a book that would bring smiles to children’s faces and inspire their imaginations. In two weeks he completed his first manuscript and kept refining it until he self published the first version. The paperback met with astounding local success. The four main papers on the Central Coast of California wrote wonderful reviews and even a local parent’s magazine endorsed the book. Sales at local bookstores were great.