Author and Speaker


American novelist G. L. Gooding is the author of three compelling novels. Two have intriguing connections to stories that have warmed the hearts of audiences around the globe. His third book launches his new mystery series set in the early-1970s about a returning veteran who takes the road trip of a lifetime with his ragtag group of friends.

Met with glowing industry reviews, Fresh Snow on Bedford Falls is the award-winning historical mystery that picks up where the classic film It’s a Wonderful Life ends. Available in paperback, e-book, and a separate large-print edition, the novel shares new layers of suspense, history, revelation, and redemption as a determined bank examiner pursues the truth about George Bailey, Mr, Potter, and the money that Uncle Billy failed to deposit that fateful day.

Gooding's second book Yellum shines the spotlight on the challenging life of a special donkey with a divine purpose. Lost and alone in the world, the orphaned beast of burden must overcome hardships and disillusionment before he ultimately discovers that every single creature on Earth matters--especially him--the donkey  chosen to carry the pregnant Mary to Bethlehem for the birth of the Christ Child. 


His third book Murder in Minnesota launches the Wandering Woodie Mystery series about a young veteran who returns home from the Vietnam War in the early 1970s and strikes out on a cross-country adventure with his friends, driving a recently restored 1946 Ford Woodie that pulls a teardrop trailer behind. When the vintage vehicle breaks down in Minnesota, mystery and mayhem begin as the friends discover how a string of local murders are linked to the area’s tragic past.

Author G.L. Gooding and wife, Sarah, live in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Gooding is at work on the next adventure in his series as well as the historical novel Where Courage Began.

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