Don Gillette is the author of three novels, Pandemonium, Phantom Dead Man, and Sarcophagus. His first collection of short fiction, Old Leather, was published in July, 2015. For a sample story from Old Leather, please follow this link.
His latest book, Fallen Angels, is a collaboration with artist Don Gilbert. This full-size collection of drawings and accompanying poems details the existence of the fallen angels--supernatural beings responsible for all events in our lives. A sample is available by following the link.
A fourth novel, Dark Voices, is scheduled for release in the spring of 2019.
Don is also heading up an avant-garde project in the modern horror genre. A group of writers from the horror community, known collectively as "The Thirty," are each writing one chapter of an as-yet unnamed novel in succession. The group includes award-winning novelists, short story writers, poets, reviewers, and journalists. In addition to authoring the first chapter, Don is serving as editor for the experimental novel. It is estimated the book will be released in the summer of 2019.
He has also written three full-length poetry collections, Bourbon Street Memory, Walking By The Nightpath, and the critically acclaimed The Face In The Mirror Is Not Mine, along with four chapbooks, Monkey Head Fallout, In The Land of the Koonga Girls, Sandpaper on Sunburn, and Overland Bridge.
His complete journals, The Meeker Collection: Humor from The Wilson County Advocate 1991-1994, chronicle his independent newspaper work and he has also published short fiction, editorials, and literary articles for The Journal of American Folklore, Criticism Literati, Janus Head and other lesser known periodicals.
In addition, Don writes book reviews as a guest reviewer on several websites. See the link below for his reviews.
Don has been writing since he asked for (and received) one of the original “Tom Thumb” typewriters for his 6th birthday. He spent 26 years in the Tennessee Army National Guard and served on active duty during Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Don retired in 1996 as a Chief Warrant Officer Four and subsequently spent 20 years as Vice President of Military Operations for Reese Group, Inc.
He was born and raised on the Atlantic Coast and currently lives with his wife, Sim Yoon, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Don's book reviews are available by following this link.
Please visit Don's Amazon and Goodreads Author Pages at the links below.
Full-sized illustrations from The Meeker Collection
The Poetry Collections
(Short fiction originally published in these and other magazines is available in the recently released collection Old Leather.)
(Articles are available on-line by clicking the appropriate magazine)
All books are available in paperback and e-book formats from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Abe Books, Book Depository, Alibris, Booktopia, Tower, and other top booksellers world-wide.
Portions Copyright ©1970 - 2017 by Donald W. Gillette
Cover Art for Pandemonium, Phantom Dead Man, Fallen Angels, and The Face In The Mirror Is Not Mine Copyright ©2010 - 2017 by Don Gilbert