Gary writes “Grit Fiction,” because life isn’t always smooth. His stories are characterized by wit, wordplay, and plot twists that will leave the reader guessing.

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Gary Kadlec has written for more than forty years. His first anthology of poems at age 6 met with mixed reviews. His second and third decades of writing produced a baker’s dozen of rhyming children’s stories, many of which can be found at

Inspired by the ironic stories of early 20th century writer O. Henry, Gary recently switched genres, and now writes what he calls “Grit Fiction.”

His stories incorporate twists of fate, tragic and amusing turns of event, and good old-fashioned sarcastic wit.  Gary’s first foray into the genre of his own invention resulted in “How The West Was Not,” a collection of stories that defied the boundaries of traditional Westerns.

Gary currently is writing the unpredictable adventures of the unfortunately named Bert Reynolds, who is no stranger to trouble.

Gary resides in Florida at present, without pets or plants.