GORDON ENGLAND

Gordon England hails from Texas and was born in 1954.  He now lives a tropical life in Cocoa Beach, Florida.  He graduated from the University of Texas and retired from a successful civil engineering career in Florida.

While a practicing engineer, he coauthored three books and wrote dozens of technical papers presented at conventions across the country.

He is an editorial advisor for Stormwater Magazine and peer reviews research papers for the Environmental Water Resources Institute. He wrote Brevard County’s stormwater regulations and parts of Auckland, New Zealand’s rules for stormwater treatment devices.

Gordon grew up an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing across Texas and Mexico. These experiences serve as a basis for several of the short stories in his Wild Side Adventure Stories series. His passion for the outdoors led to offshore fishing adventures when he moved to Florida in 1988 and discovered a whole new world of tropics and Margaritaville and his wife Annie, another explorer. These exploits led to his first book, Boat Tales, True Tales of Hunting, Fishing, and Outdoors, with stories from Texas, Mexico, Florida, the Bahamas, and Panama. 

The search for more adventures led his escape to Nassau, Bahamas for several years where he worked as a Senior Engineer for the government’s Ministry of Works as his day job. In his off time he explored the islands in his boat, Boat Tales, in search of spectacular reefs, big fish, the perfect tiki bar, and Buffet’s One Particular Harbor, gathering a treasure chest of story material that he now writes about.

His story of wandering the islands is told in his book Living in the Bahamas, Escape to the Bahamas, which shares adventures and misadventures in paradise lost, as well as Bahamian Harbour Guide, a pictorial travelogue of Gordon’s favorite harbors off the beaten tourist trail.

Since returning to Florida in 2006, Gordon has written a prolific collection of books, plays, songs, and audible books, as well as Kindle eBooks featured in his Wild Side Series of short stories. 

NONFICTION SHORT STORIES

  • Lake Washington Terror, Wild Side Series No.1 (2013)
  • Cape Canaveral Odyssey, Wild Side Series No.2 (2012)
  • Cuban Confusion, Wild Side Series No.3 (2013)
  • Quail Bonanza, Wild Side Series No.4 (2012)
  • Popcorn Poison, Wild Side Series No.5 (2013)
  • Whitewing Hunting in Mexico, Wild Side Series No.6 (2011)
  • Chasing Pancho Villa, Wild Side Series No.7 (2013)
  • Bad Storm, Wild Side Series No.8 (2012)
  • First Marlin, Wild Side Series No.9 (2012)
  • The Other Side, Wild Side Series No.10 (2012)
  • First Marlin, Wild Side Series No.11 (2012)
  • Deep Into Mexico, Wild Side Series No.12 (2012)
  • Hole in the Wall, Wild Side Series No.13 (2012)
  • Rabbit Run, Wild Side Series No.14 (2012)
  • Big Dolphin, Wild Side Series No.15 (2012)
  • Pit Bull Terror, Wild Side Series No. 16 (2011)
  • Pinas Bay, Wild Side Series No.17 (2012)
  • Baja Tuna Frenzy, Wild Side Series No.18 (2014)
  • Texas Dove Swarm, Wild Side Series No. 19 (2014)

NON-FICTION BOOKS

  • Bahamian Harbour Guide - Finding Your Dreams (2013)
  • Living in the Bahamas - Adventures in Paradise (2013)
  • Boat Tales - True Tales of Hunting, Fishing, and Outdoor Adventure (2012) 

Gordon's web site at wildsidestories offers his collection of non-engineering material.

Much of the information in our website has been published in a series of Amazon Kindle books for each of Florida's eight geographical regions.

Florida Backroads Travel, a separate Kindle book, covers all of the regions of the state in one volume.

All books can be read on a computer, tablet, Kindle and most smart phones.

Click on the book cover for free previews of these books at Amazon.com.

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