writes thrillers, historicals, and dark speculative fiction.
His first book, Tales of the Jersey Devil, thirteen original tales based on American folklore, was published by Middle
Atlantic Press in 2005, followed
by Tales of the Atlantic Pirates
(2006) and Tales of the Eastern Indians (2007).
Simon and Schuster published two Girard novels simultaneously in 2013:
CAIN'S BLOOD, a techno thriller, and PROJECT CAIN, a
companion novel for teen/YA readers which was nominated for a Bram
Stoker award for "Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel."
Carolrhoda Books will publish TRUTHERS,
a YA novel about the 9/11 conspiracy, in August 2017.
Books will publish MARY ROSE, a
psychological thriller/ghost novel, in late fall 2017.
Square Press (HarperCollins) will publish YASUKE: IN SEARCH
OF THE AFRICAN SAMURAI, a creative nonfiction historical,
written with Thomas Lockely, in 2018.
Girard's short fiction
has appeared in several best-selling anthologies and magazines,
including Writers of the Future (a 2003 winner),
Prime Codex, Aoife's Kiss,
The Willows, Murky Depths,
Apex Horror &
Science Fiction Digest, and the Stoker-nominated Dark Faith
anthology. The debut collection of his short ficition,
first communions, was published by Apex Books in
Germany and shaped in New Jersey, Geoffrey currently lives in Ohio and is the
English Department Chair at a famed private boys' high school. Prior to
teaching, he worked as an advertising copywriter, web developer and marketing
manager. He has a BA in English literature from Washington College and an MA in
creative writing from Miami University, where he is now working on an MFA. He has presented and
on creative writing at schools, bookstores and various