Gary Rodriguez

Award-winning Middle Grade Author


About Gary Rodriguez

Gary Rodriguez lives with his wife, Colette, in California. As a young man, he spent a season in the U.S. Army where he was recognized as the youngest Drill Instructor in the Army’s history at age 18 years. Gary was also awarded the Silver Star (the nation’s third highest award for valor) while serving in a combat zone.
After his military service, Gary worked in the radio business and rose to the level of senior executive. He was one of the original radio station managers at Infinity Broadcasting and eventually became Vice President within the organization.
Following a successful radio career, he became the president of a non-profit organization.
Gary’s first book, Purpose-Centered Public Speaking, was published in 2009 followed by a companion workbook designed to help people implement the principles taught in his first book. Soon after that, Gary wrote Overcoming The Fear Of Public Speaking. This year, he penned his first novel, Stranded In The Wild, published in September 2018.
Currently, Gary is president of LeaderMetrix Inc., a consulting company that specializes in senior-level executive coaching, organizational development, and conflict resolution.


Books by Gary Rodriguez