Fiction – stories with a conscience
As a writer, I have little interest in stories that are simply a mystery to solve or a crisis to survive. All my fictional works carry an underlying theme of the reality of good and evil, the impact of thoughts as well as actions, and the importance of faith.
I do my best to weave an intriguing tale that feels like real life (even if including aliens), without needing to wallow in gratuitous sexuality, violence, or substance abuse. Real life includes abhorrent and intimate events, but there are ample ways to communicate those instances without delving into voyeuristic details.
While most of my non-fiction is through traditional publishers, I decided to launch my works of fiction as an independent author – known in the business as an Indie Author. It makes books cheaper to buy, but also less widely marketed. Indie authors survive on positive reviews on platforms like Amazon, so if you like a book – leave a review! (If you don’t like a book, thanks for giving it a shot, and please stay very, very, quiet.)
Most of my non-fiction falls under the category of Science & Christian Faith. As a geologist who is a Christian, I have been frequently asked how I reconcile the two. Over the years, the answer turned into multiple books and articles making a case for both orthodox faith and conventional science.
Gregg’s alter ego:
Dr. Davidson, the unassuming professor and department chair of geology and geological engineering at the University of Mississippi. Research specializations include hydrogeology, geochemistry, and hydroecology, resulting in many days spent in wet places – most often in the cypress swamps of northern Mississippi.
Check out Dr. Davidson’s university research web site for example projects and publication list.