Gary Jennings' Death
Born (Birthday) September 20, 1928
Death Date February 13, 1999
Age of Death 70 years
Cause of Death Congestive Heart Failure
Place of Death Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, United States
Profession Children's Author
The children’s author Gary Jennings died at the age of 70. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
An American author of fiction for adults and children, he is most famous for his 1980 historical novel, Aztec. His other works include The Journeyer (1984) and Raptor (1992).
He graduated from Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey. He published his first novel, The Terrible Teague Bunch, in 1975.
To prepare to write his circus-themed 1987 work, Spangle, he traveled with nine circus troupes.
How did Gary Jennings die?
Gary Jennings, a prolific writer whose books included the best-sellingbest-sellingA bestseller is a book or other media noted for its top selling status, with bestseller lists published by newspapers, magazines, and book store chains. Some lists are broken down into classifications and specialties (novel, nonfiction book, cookbook, etc.).https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › BestsellerBestseller – Wikipedia novel ”Aztec,” about the Aztec war against the Spanish conquistadors, died on Saturday at his home in Pompton Lakes, N.J. He was 70. The cause was heart failure, said his brother, Hiram.
"When I was living in Mexico and writing a book called 'Aztec,' I had to make a deliberate effort to ignore a lot of the 'typically Mexican landscape' around me - banana and citrus groves, roses and carnations, burros and toros - because they did not exist in Mexico in the 15th century, the time of my book."Gary Jennings
"I write novels, mostly historical ones, and I try hard to keep them accurate as to historical facts, milieu and flavor."Gary Jennings
"In the 20th century alone, there have been 1,600 books about the circus. My adding one more would be superfluous unless I do something totally new and different."Gary Jennings
"When I was in Thailand, I went into the up-country because Marco Polo didn't get down into the flesh pots of Bangkok because they didn't exist in those days."Gary Jennings
"To get into Afghanistan, I bribed my way into a camel caravan of smugglers."Gary Jennings