2008-10-24 / Community

'The G-Man' Gets Published

Gary Toms has been published in the journal. Gary Toms has been published in the journal. The work of Gary "The G-Man" Toms, former Wave editor and columnist, is being showcased in the newly released Read Herrings Literary Journal, among some of the world's best writers. The book features many writing genres, including poetry and short stories. Toms, as a satirist, contributed two chapters.

The first offering, entitled No Country for Dumb Movies, is what can only be described as a comical assault against Oscar-winning directors Joel and Ethan Cohen and their Academy Award-winning film, No Country for Old Men. The second installment, Charlie Brown: Uncensored, is an exclusive "interview" between Toms and the Peanuts icon.

Daniel Batten, the author who conducted a worldwide search for writers when compiling the book, told The Wave, "When I read No Country for Dumb Movies, I instantly became a fan. I laughed so hard I was literally in tears! After witnessing how he brilliantly attacked Hollywood culture, while completely twisting and reconstructing the image of Charlie Brown, one of the most beloved TV characters in the world, I knew this was a writer I had to put in the book. This man is fearless and willing to take chances. He will break every rule and cross any boundary as a writer, and that is what sets him apart. He is destined to become a powerful force in the literary world."

Toms is currently seeking a publisher for his recently completed work, From the G-Man: Straight No Chaser.....Raw Commentary with a Shot of Social Satire, and he is hoping to negotiate a feature film deal in the coming months for his urban, martial arts drama, "Law of the Dragon". "I have to be very honest. The level of success I've obtained as both a journalist and writer, thus far, would never have been possible without the support of the late Leon Locke, former owner of The Wave, and former editor and columnist Kevin Boyle," said Toms. "I had some phenomenal English teachers at I.S. 53, now M.S. 53, Far Rockaway High School and Queens College, but Locke and Boyle provided me with an opportunity to get raw, first-hand experience in this field, as well as build a loyal legion of 'G-Fans.' My writing career has flourished ever since. I will always be grateful for what they, The Wave and the people of Rockaway brought to my life."

In addition to writing, and film production, Toms is actively involved with managing The Desert Heroes Dance Party, a series of national all-star deejay dance parties aimed at raising money for the widows and young children of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The former Wave editor refuses to accept compensation for his efforts, or a percentage of the proceeds raised, and gives all monies raised to organizations that specifically help these families.

The G-Man is available for public and motivational speaking engagements. If you would like more information send email to the following: fromthegman @yahoo.com.

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