Gary is the author of more than a dozen books, including the award-winning bestsellers Shattered: Surviving the Loss of a Child, Comfort for Grieving Hearts, Heartbroken: Healing from the Loss of a Spouse, and Teen Grief: Caring for the Grieving Teenage Heart. He has been featured on Dr. Laura, Wellness.com, Beliefnet, CBN, The Daily Positive, Thrive Global, and other major media and has well over 700 grief-related articles in print. He is a popular keynote, conference, and seminar speaker at a wide variety of venues. A former college minister, missionary in Japan, entrepreneur in Hawaii, and pastor in Texas and Washington, he now serves as a writer, speaker, chaplain, and grief counselor with Hospice Brazos Valley in central Texas.
Gary loves being a husband and father. He has seven adopted children, including three daughters from Colombia. He enjoys hockey, corny jokes, good puns, and colorful Hawaiian shirts. Gary and his wife Jen and family live in Texas.