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Biography of 
Gary Ludwig
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          Writer/novelist Gary Ludwig, was born May 24, 1944 in Pennsylvania, USA into a family active in country music and motorsports. His mother was a country music singer, his father a steel guitarist, while other family members were competitors in Indianapolis 500 championship automobile racing. In high school, because of his prominent voice and natural editing skills, he was selected to announce the school's daily activities  on the state of the art public address system. After high school he spent time working as a producer in the entertainment business, meeting and working with carnies, roustabouts, clowns, and famous and not so famous entertainers. He befriended the aged and legendary strongman "The Mighty Atom", who taught him magic, feats of strength tricks and other lessons about show business. Later during his military service he was assigned by the Army to activate and program a cable radio station that had been dormant for quite some time. He self- taught himself to operate a radio station and went on to write, produce, and anchor syndicated radio sports segments sponsored by Army recruiting that aired on affiliated radio station's news programs airing from northern Pennsylvania to the New Jersey and Delaware seashores. Later while working as a writer he was a columnist for the weekly nationally circulated auto-racing tabloid Illustrated Speedway News based in New York. At the same time he founded a small regional magazine in central Pennsylvania featuring commentary and lifestyle articles.

          He wrote a series of magazine articles about a famous 19th century Pennsylvania murder. Six men conspired to insure and then murder an old mountain man. When it was noticed at their trial that all six defendants had blue eyes, they became known as The Blue Eyed Six.  Later the magazine articles were combined and published in booklet form that continues on sale. Ludwig also appears in the Kreider Brothers produced documentary film about the crime. 

          He has worked as an on-air disk jockey, has produced auto racing and other sporting and entertainment events while working with nationally and internationally known personalities including retired NFL player Lenny Moore, famed song writer Bix Reichner, entertainers Roy Drusky, Joe Stampley, Jeanie Seely, Dee Dee Sharp, Dick Clark, Gene Pitney, Leona Williams, Moe Bandy, Margo Smith, Red Souvine, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Blue Ridge and Vicksburg Quartets, plus Grand Ole' Opry stars Skeeter Davis, Jack Greene, Bobby G. Rice, Bill Anderson and others, along with numerous local and regional entertainers. He has held sales management and media relations executive positions in a variety of entertainment and business ventures and marketed advertising services for major accounts such has Hershey Entertainment, ACE Hardware and the US Department of Veteran's Affairs. He has also performed on stage and in concerts, working as a disk jockey and emcee in night clubs, at banquets, corporate meetings and conventions. He has on occasion portrayed a costumed Pennsylvania Dutch comedy character on stage.

          He has written several books . His gritty crime and romance novel Mexico Road was published in 2006, followed by his fantasy novel The Angels and Demons of Hamlin in 2008. His best - selling biography of Indianapolis 500 auto-racing legend Tommy Hinnershitz was published in 2009. Other work includes the true-life crime book, The Death of Dr. Gilmore's Wife published in 2012.

          He continues to write fiction and non-fiction and currently serves as CEO of Pennsylvania publisher Basket Road Press, Inc. He is married (40 years) to the former Beth Miller of Lebanon, PA, and the father of daughter Christine M. Martin, a daughter Marcia A. (deceased) and son John Kevin (deceased) and two grandchildren Elijah and Sadie Martin. He is a member of the American Legion, the National Writers Union (AFL-CIO), the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, the Hershey (PA) Italian Lodge, and the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia.

Description of selected books writtten by Gary Ludwig

Books by Gary Ludwig that can be purchased here;

♦ Death of Dr. Gilmore's Wife - True Crime 
♦ Mexico Road - Thriller 
♦ Tommy Hinnershitz - Racecar Biography 
 The Angels & Demons of Hamlin - Thriller
 Hillbilly DJ - Country Music Biography  

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