Doug Gouge

Author & Poet

Glad You Stopped By.....

Being raised in a military family, attending ten schools in twelve years, living the life of an Air Force dependent has given me copious tales to wander through my brain, scrambling to emerge on paper.

I have dabbled in writing throughout the years - poetry in my youth and young adult years, then more poems, stories and books in my later years. I have written stories to enter into Senior Games competition at our local Senior Center and submitted for other regional writing events.

After retiring in 2021, I took up writing full time, completing Waylaid then Troublesome Gap. I am currently working on a book of stories based on the life of a patriarch of French friends I knew while living in France.

Forty-one years, I have been happily married to my wife Jane, which has also provided numerous adventures for storytelling.

We have three wonderful children, two sons and a daughter. Many years we prayed for godly spouses for our children and God has blessed us with two beautiful daughters-in-law and a wonderful son-in-law. God has blessed us with four granddaughters and a grandson, soon to be two grandsons.

 Check out my about page for educational background.

My Mom, sister and myself.

Through life experiences, my stories - fact and/or fiction - fuel the black ink set to the white pages of blog, book and poetry.  The picture is of m my mom, sister and myself in France in the early 1960s while my Dad was stationed at Chambly Air Force Base.

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Finding Hard Copies of My Works

Email: Doug Gouge

Amazon Books

Cornerstone Bookstore  1894 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607

Mountain Gateway Museum  24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Pomegranate Books  4418 Park Avenue, Wilmington, NC