Monday, January 31, 2011

Meet Gary W. Moore, Author of Hey Buddy

A guest post by Jennifer Slattery.

Gary W. Moore has been called, "America's Storyteller!" He is a multi-published author, sought after public speaker and musician. As we near the 52nd anniversary of Buddy Holly's death, Gary Moore joins us to talk about his latest release, Hey Buddy, what motivated him to write it and his relationship with God.

What reviewers are saying:

"Hey Buddy is a page-turning pursuit of Buddy Holly’s legacy and his impact on others in and out of the music industry."
— James Riordan, New York Times bestselling author of Break on Through: The Life and Death of Jim Morrison

"Gary Moore’s Hey Buddy is a touching narrative that chronicles his fascinating journey of discovery into the life and music of Buddy Holly through the spirited performances of John Mueller while endeavoring to explain the profound impact Buddy’s musical legacy continues to have more than fifty years after his tragic demise.”
— Jacqueline A. Bober, Curator, The Buddy Holly Center

Hey Buddy: In Pursuit of Buddy Holly, My New Buddy John, and My Lost Decade of Music

He was just a kid from Lubbock, Texas, sporting black horn-rimmed glasses, blue jeans, a white T-shirt, white socks, and loafers. And he changed the course of music history. Now, more than five decades after his tragic death, Buddy Holly still affects lives today around the world.

Gary W. Moore, the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of Playing with the Enemy, was never confused with real Buddy Holly fans. Gary was not a fan of rock music or what he believed it represented in our culture. He was familiar with Buddy's name and thought he was dead, but he couldn't name a single song Buddy had written or performed. In a single evening all that changed when the late great Buddy Holly reached out from a stage in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and seized Gary's heart and soul through a song. Not a song written or performed by Buddy, but a song about Buddy performed by musician extraordinaire John Mueller. Even Buddy's closest friends say John is Buddy reincarnated, and his resemblance and music will take your breath away.

Hey Buddy: In Pursuit of Buddy Holly, My New Buddy John, and My Lost Decade of Music is a warm and intimate chronicle of the author's personal journey to discover more about Buddy himself, his music, his influence, and the times in which he lived. Join Gary as he meets Buddy's personal friends and family members, celebrities, and everyday Buddy enthusiasts. Their unique and intimate stories will make you laugh, smile, cry, and think, all the while wondering "what if." What if Buddy had lived instead of perished in that terrible plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa, on that winter night in 1959? What if Buddy had continued to write music into the 1960s and 70s? What if . . .

Gary W. Moore is known worldwide as an inspirational and motivational speaker of choice, successful entrepreneur, accomplished musician, and award-winning and critically acclaimed author.

As author of Playing with the Enemy, Gary tells the story of his father, Gene Moore and his remarkable life in baseball and war. Playing with the Enemy is inspiring readers around the globe and will soon be a major motion picture. Gary is also a contributing author to the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series and author of three upcoming books, Hey Buddy: In Pursuit of Buddy Holly, My New Buddy John, and My Lost Decade of Music; Brimstone: The Dee Harper Story; and Carbon Hill.

Gary has been featured in publications such as Entrepreneur Magazine, Selling Power Magazine, Sales and Marketing Management Magazine, Impromptu Magazine, and Southwest Airlines' Spirit Magazine, and has appeared on CNN, CNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox.

Gary is a recipient of the prestigious Sam Walton Leadership Award and because of his unique speaking and writing style, has become known as "America's Storyteller!"

Come back tomorrow to find out more about this acclaimed speaker and multi-published author!

You can purchase Hey Buddy from Amazon.

Gary is giving away a copy of Hey Buddy. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

A guest post by Jennifer Slattery.


Joanne Sher said...

Sounds fascinating! Enter me please :)

Elaine Cooper said...

Very interesting! Would love to read this story. I personally know very little about Buddy Holly except that he had the misfortune of dying here in Iowa. Very sad.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a very interesting read.

Charlotte Kay said...

I was impressed with what Buddy Holly did with his first check.
I would LOVE to read more!
Thanks for the chance to win this book!
Blessings and Smiles:)
Charlotte Kay
charsaltz at yahoo dot com

lgm52 said...

Sounds so interesting. Please enter me.

Anonymous said...

i'm interested....

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Veronica said...

Thanks for mentioning our book Hey Buddy by Gary W. Moore. Hey Buddy is a look at how Gary "discovers" Buddy Holly's music and life, and pursues his legacy as seen and told through the eyes of people who knew him and have been influenced by his life.

You can read more about the book at Also check out the Event Calendar to see if Gary will be making a stop near you on his book tour. Our first Hey Buddy Quest book trailer is at

You may also like to check out our Hey Buddy book trailer video on Youtube:

Meredith said...

Sounds intriguing! I'd love to win this book!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

Ruthi aka abitosunshine said...

I would absolutely love to add this to my bookshelf, after I read and review it, of course!

ruthcox at abitosunshine dot net

Chrissy said...

Unfortunately I missed meeting Gary when he did a book signing right here in Clear Lake. I follow him on Faacebook and he seems a genuinely nice and caring /christian man. I hope he sells millions of Hey Buddy!

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