Gary Pedler

Adult & Teen Author

About the Author

Gary Pedler was raised in the Napa Valley when it produced as many plums as grapes; studied at UC Santa Cruz when it was still small and kooky; and made his home in San Francisco before it was annexed by Silicon Valley.

Gary’s publishing credits include the Middle Grade novel Amy McDougall, Master Matchmaker (Fitzroy Books 2021, praised by Seattle Book Review as “a fun page-turner”); the comic novella Gaydonia (Adelaide Books 2020, an Indie Book Awards finalist); and the travel memoir Couchsurfing: the Musical (Adelaide Books 2019, “a highly enjoyable voyage” according to Rainbow Reviews). His shorter works have appeared in The Missouri Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, The Smart Set, the anthology Outer Voices, Inner Lives, and other publications.

Gary is currently single and has no children, though he did once have a cat he was very fond of and still dreams about with intense feeling.

Interviews & Press

Gary Pedler + Review: The Stroll
WROTE Podcast Show, S08 E28, July 2023

Queer Words Interview with Wayne Goodman
Queer Words Podcast, August 2022

Don't judge a book by its author photo
The News-Gazette, September 2021 

Interview with Carly Heath
Carly Heath, September 2021

Introducing Amy McDougall: Guest Post by Middle Grade author Gary Pedler
Robert Ward’s “Rewarding Education” Blog for Parents and Teachers, May 2021

Gary Pedler with Nico Pengin
Penpodcast, April 2021

The Evolution of Amy
Fitzroy Books, March 2021

I’ve Got Questions for Gary Pedler
Clifford Garstang, March 2021

Gary Pedler, Author of Gaydonia
Adelaide, Independent Monthly Literary Magazine, November 2020

Gary Pedler at Frankfurt Book Fair
Adelaide Books, October 2019 

“Closest to Raw Reality”: Gary Pedler on Memoir, Novel Writing, and a Lifetime of Journals
By Evelyn Somers, May 2019