Biography of Greg Messel

Greg Messel has spent much of his life in the Pacific Northwest living in Portland, Oregon and in the Seattle area since 2008.  He has been married to his wife, Carol, for over 40 years. Greg has lived in Washington, Oregon, California, Utah and Wyoming. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attending Mt. Diablo High School and Diablo Valley Junior College. Greg went to Brigham Young University with Carol and then began a newspaper career in rough and tumble Wyoming town of Rock Springs.  Greg and Carol have three married children and ten grandchildren.

Greg has always loved writing.   He worked as the news editor and sports editor of the Daily Rocket-Miner newspaper.  He won a Wyoming Press Association award for his column.  He also submitted and had published articles in various sports magazines.  He left the newspaper business in 1981 and began a 27 year career with Pacificorp.  Greg retired in 2008 and moved to Seattle.

In Seattle,he returned to his first love of writing.   He has written three unpublished memoirs and published his first novel with Trafford in September 2009.   His first novel was called “Sunbreaks.”   The second novel “Expiation” was published in the spring of 2010 with Trafford.  A third novel, “The Illusion of Certainty” is now available. “Last of the Seals” is Greg’s fourth novel and is the first in a nostalgic mystery series set in San Francisco in the 1950s. The second installment in the series is Greg’s fifth novel “Deadly Plunge.”

Currently, Greg and Carol live on the Puget Sound in Edmonds, Washington, just north of downtown Seattle. He also enjoys running, he has been in several races and half marathons.


4 Responses to Biography of Greg Messel

  1. David maggi says:

    Greg, just wanted to let you know I really enjoyed Last of The Seals. I actually finished it by Tuesday following the class reunion. Having you and Carol come bythe house prior to the event was nice. It gave us a chance to catch up with out the chaos of 400 peope. Looking forward to seeing you again. If you are down this way give us a call. If we get up your way we will do the same. Plan on getting Deadly Plunge shortly. Best to you and Carol. Dave and Vicki Maggi

    • gregmessel says:

      I’m really glad you enjoyed my book Dave. It was so great for Carol and I to see you and Vicki again. We’ve wondered about you over the years and you’ve always been some of our favorite people. We will definitely stop and see you on a trip to the Bay Area. I hope we get more chances to see one another. I’m really glad we got the chance to visit your house and see one another. You’re right. It was pretty chaotic at the reunion. Greg & Carol

  2. John Banuat says:

    Looking forward to reading your new book. Where can I buy it?

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