About Gregory Payette

Gregory has written over 23 books, and is the author of four mystery and crime fiction series, including the Henry Walsh Private Investigator series, the Deputy U.S. Marshal Charlie Harlow series, the Joe Sheldon crime series, and the new Jake Horn mysteries.

He was approximately twelve years old when his pet husky was shot by a farmer near his childhood home in Rhode Island. Rather than seeking revenge, he sent a story about it to the local newspaper. And he was officially a published writer.

And, thanks to his neighbors and the local vet, his dog survived.

After a long career in advertising and marketing, including time spent writing letters to raise money for animals and children, Gregory got away from the office life to make a living building decks, custom closets, and doing handyman work.

But he kept thinking about telling stories, and later in life made it back to the desk and finally started writing again. 

​Born in Providence, Rhode Island, today Gregory lives with his wife, kids, and dog in North Carolina.