G.M. Savage is inspired by nature, and his writing is no different. He enjoyed classics like Where the Red Fern Grows and Hatchet growing up but didn’t know he wanted to become a writer until reading A River Runs Through It in college. Mr. Savage loves writing fun adventure stories set in picturesque landscapes. He encourages young readers to go on an outdoor adventure, even if it’s only to the backyard.
When he’s not writing, G.M. Savage enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, and mountain biking in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.
G.M. Savage’s award-winning debut novel, Jack Mathias and the Boonetown Bandits, has garnered high praise since its release in August 2022. Not only was it featured in the New York Post, but Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly recommended it as a must-buy. Literary Titan awarded it a Gold Medal for its vivid storytelling and “coming-of-age perfection!” Jack Mathias and the Boonetown Bandits has also been an Amazon #1 New Release in the following categories: Children’s Camping books-Boys’ and Men's social issues-Teen/YA Water Sports fiction.
And topping the charts as an Amazon #1 Best Seller in both Teen/YA Sports Fiction and Children’s Water Sports Books.
‘Great Escape’ is the first book in a series of three. Book two: ‘Camp, Oh No!’ is projected to be released in 2024.
He’s known as the class clown—the kid with a lot of nerve. And some believe thirteen-year-old Jack Mathias is too confident for his own good. His audacious practical jokes and impulsiveness frequently land him in hot water and growing up seems a world away. However, a sudden wild adventure with his unlikely companions, Gene (the nerd) and Edgar (the shy outcast), thrusts Jack towards maturity with more of a shove than everyday life would ever have managed. Will he meet the challenge?
The trio’s illicit and desperate quest to find long-hidden treasure leads them into great danger, challenging their collective wits and testing the limits of their physical and mental endurance. Will Jack, the natural, fearless leader, discover the ancient jewels and a different version of himself in the process? Or will he avoid personal responsibility for the rest of his life?
“The author creates a vivid world of teenage angst, youthful zeal, and pure thrill, all within a picturesque natural setting. If one is meant to write what one knows, Mr. Savage is clearly familiar with (and passionate about) the landscape of mid-Atlantic mountains, rugged terrain, and the great outdoors. Flora and fauna make prominent appearances as our leading characters trudge through the greatest adventure of their lives.” ~Sarah S. Pop-Lit book blogger