Author, speaker, ex-Navy, ex-preacher and ex-several other things. Gordon De Land grew up in the wilderness of Madison County, New York State. After living on all four coasts and Hawaii he has officially retired for the third or fourth time. He currently works (yes!), writes and resides in Oak Cliff, (Dallas) TX.
headshot newIn August 2018, he published Down Cellar, a mystery thriller about a plumber caught in the aftermath of an unsolved murder.  Prior to that, in July 2016, he co-authored and published Small Town Romance: Men in Blue to the Rescue with Abby Cortez. Both novels are available digital and paperback at your favorite bookseller.  He is presently working on the sequel to Down Cellar, while thinking about revising roughly a dozen other novels and novellas that impatiently wait for attention.

His newest Blog Post is right here!



Jim Worthington is a plumber with a past. John Green is a friend with mysterious connections. Soon after Jim finds a hidden room in John’s basement, Jim’s barn burns down. Then, one after another, Jim loses his house, his pets, his truck and his reputation. With his girlfriend in a coma and his best friend suggesting he turn himself into the police, Jim has to find out who is doing this–and more importantly why? –before he loses the last thing he has to lose: his life!

There are free chapters from Down Cellar here, no email required, no catch. Enjoy!
Or buy the whole thing digital or paperback on Amazon.


Final CoverAmy Williams is a dyed-in-the-wool romantic. From childhood, her father taught her to see the   mystery and danger in every-day events. All her adult life, however —including her present sedate secretarial job at a small, educational non-profit— has always been…well, uneventful. Still, she won’t let that blind her to the every-day mysteries around her.

Michael Edwards is a facts-only local police beat cop who was raised on the poor side of town by a single mother. Mysteries need to be demystified and made safe. Danger needs to be disarmed, contained or neutralized. It’s not just his job, it’s his whole upbringing.

So when mystery and danger finally threaten Amy’s boring existence, and perhaps her very life, a man like Officer Edwards is just the ticket. If only he wasn’t such a flat-footed, unimaginative jerk.


Looking for something else to read? Look right here on the website!
Click here for a short read or two, or here for some excerpts from other novels.

GRAVE STONES – A Romance Beyond
You can read the whole serialized novella, “Grave Stones” for free here as well.
The first installment is here.

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