Sunday, June 2, 2019

A Legend Gary Summer Book Release

Some family secrets are shocking.  Gary’s are downright legendary!  At least that’s what comic book scribe S.A. Check poses with the release of his new middle grade novel, Legend Gary.  The story explores some of the lessor known legends and local folklore from our own back yards and towns, as well as the bonds that hold a family together, even when they’re kept worlds apart. 

Gary always thought having a monster hunting family was kind of cool, that was before his dad vanished without a trace, and grandpa went just a little bit cray cray. Five years and lots of questions later and all Gary wants is to survive eighth-grade. But when his missing father sends a living tornado to visit him at school, Gary knew his birthday was in for a weird turn.  The one present he never expected was the Legend Diary, an ancient book passed down by generations to keep the tales of a nation in check. Unfortunately for him, Dastard Black has his own plans to use the book and unleash an army of nightmares into Gary’s world.

This is the author’s third published novel, and his first in the field of middle grade entertainment.  Check has been active writing for all-ages comic book titles like The Three Stooges, Underdog, Pink Panther, Oggy & the Cockroaches, and Laurel & Hardy.  His work in comics has been recognized by multiple entertainment and media-related outlets, and his run with The Three Stooges comics series was on display at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum. 

“Gary is your everyday kid.  It’s everything around him that’s just a little bit larger than life,” explained Check.  “This story is one-part adventure, one-part mystery, a dash of family, a dab of humor, and, of course, a Bigfoot.  You know, the basics.  When Gary’s world is turned upside-down, the last person he expects to help put things right is the legend of one of the wild west’s most notorious gunslingers. To get his father back, Gary has to fight his way through a legend with an inferiority complex, a demon, a satyr, a skinwalker, and a couple more surprises along the way.  Does he have what it takes to become a guardian of legends? Guess you’ll have to pick up a copy to find out!” 

The novel was released in both print and eBook versions on June 3, 2019, and is available through major online literary retailers and direct via the publisher’s website at