Gen LaGreca

Writing novels with innovative plots, strong romance, and inspirational, liberty-spirited themes

Author's Bio and NonFiction

About Gen LaGreca
Gen Lagreca

Genevieve (Gen) LaGreca writes novels with innovative plots, strong romance, and themes that glorify individual freedom and independence.

Gen's debut novel is Noble Vision. This romantic medical thriller won two important national literary awards. It was a ForeWord magazine Book of the Year Finalist. It was also a finalist in the Writer's Digest International Book Awards contest—one of only six picks honoring general fiction published by independent presses. Noble Vision garnered praise from magazine magnate Steve Forbes, Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, syndicated columnist Walter E. Williams, and other influential thinkers.

Showing her virtuosity across genre lines, Gen's second offering is the historical novel A Dream of Daring. This antebellum murder mystery took five book awards, including the celebrated ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist in Romance, as well as the Midwest Book Awards Finalist in Romance and in Historical Fiction, and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist in Multicultural Fiction and in Regional Fiction.

Gen's new novel is the science fiction adventure and romance for teens, young adults, and the forever young in spirit: Fugitive From Asteron.

On the playful side, Gen gives us her breezy, romantic short story, Three Days to Find a Wife. This busy writer is currently at work on her fourth novel. She also wrote the screenplay for Noble Vision.

In addition to her fiction, Gen also writes social and political commentaries, which have appeared in Forbes, The Orange County Register, The Daily Caller, Real Clear Markets, Mises Daily, The Gainesville Sun, and other publications. Her short book of essays, The Pioneer vs. the Welfare State, combines her engaging writing style with in-depth analysis of urgent issues and concerns.

Gen appeared on The Glenn Beck Show on national television to discuss her provocative article, "The Self-Help Guide to Living in a Free Society," published in The New Individualist magazine.

Gen has been a lively guest speaker at local, regional, and national events, including Students for Liberty and FreedomFest conferences, where she discusses the powerful role of fiction in portraying ideas, as well as other topics. She's had the distinction of being an invited participant at Liberty Fund colloquia.

On the personal side, Gen is engaged to a university professor; she and he live in the Midwest.

Prior to fiction writing, Gen worked as a pharmaceutical chemist, business consultant, and corporate writer. She holds an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Polytechnic Institute of New York and a graduate degree in philosophy from Columbia University.

Her variety of life experiences—in science and business, as well as in philosophy and writing—brings vibrant characters, urgent issues, thematic depth, and an outside-the-box approach to Gen's novels. Their sweeping themes of self-sovereignty and the triumph of the individual attract thoughtful readers across genre lines.

To contact Gen about speaking engagements or any other topic, send her a message: genlagreca@hotmail.com.

The Pioneer vs. the Welfare State: Essays on Liberty in Peril

A 40-page book of eight engaging, hard-hitting essays by Gen LaGreca

Gen's fiction-writing talents combined with her philosophical training (a graduate degree in philosophy from Columbia University) result in articles that are both entertaining and incisive. Gen brings colorful composition, ideological depth, and persuasive arguments to her essays. Their easy-to-read style makes them suitable for introducing new readers to the urgent issues of the day. Their sweeping themes of the dignity and glory of the individual and the importance of limited government attract and inspire thoughtful readers who are deeply concerned with the future of freedom in America.

The essays contained in The Pioneer vs. the Welfare State are selected from Gen's best commentaries, including "The Self-Help Guide to Living in a Free Society," featured on The Glenn Beck Show on national television.

THE ESSAYS YOU'LL READ IN THIS COLLECTION ARE:
  • The Pioneer vs. the Welfare State
  • My Dog Loves Socialist Policies
  • The Self-Help Guide to Living in a Free Society
  • Thomas Jefferson and Individual Rights
  • James Madison was Right About Property Rights
  • 150 Years After the Emancipation Proclamation: Are We Free?
  • Why I Love America
  • The NEW Declaration of Independence

Available in Kindle e-book for only $0.99

Buy it on Amazon HERE.

Here are other powerful commentaries by Gen LaGreca
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On Franklin's Birthday, a Crucial Lesson from "The First American." Co-authored with Marsha Enright.

Benjamin Franklin defined the American Dream, the uniquely American way of life—free, self-reliant, creative, and productive. . . . What lesson can we learn from his character and achievements?

Originally published in The Daily Caller. Read it HERE

Defending Western Civilization. Co-authored with Marsha Enright.

As September 11th approaches, Americans remember the morning in 2001 when the World Trade Center turned to rubble. It is a fitting time to consider the nature of the civilizations that collided that day—and how to defend ours.

Originally published in The Daily Caller. Read it HERE

Can the Free Market Be Saved Without Rand? Co-authored with Marsha Enright.

It's been a year since Stephen Moore's article, "Atlas Shrugged: from Fiction to Fact in 52 Years," seemed to ignite an explosion of interest in Ayn Rand. . . . Yet, some free-market defenders continue to repudiate her and her ideas, as they have for decades.

Originally published in The Daily Caller. Read it HERE

New Meaning for "Sicko"; Universal Health Care Is a Prescription for Disaster.

Michael Moore says he made the film "Sicko" to "ignite a fire for free, universal health care." . . . What if the government seized control of the food industry and fed us for free with a new entitlement, "Foodcare"?

Originally published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal. Versions of this article have also appeared in The Orange County Register and World Net Daily. Read it HERE

Dead-Tree Luddites. (Commentary on the statists' war on Amazon.)

Imagine you're living in the 15th Century. You're witnessing a revolution that will profoundly change the world. . . . The cause of this upheaval is the most important invention in more than a thousand years: the printing press, by Johannes Gutenberg.

Originally published in the Ludwig von Mises Institute's Mises Daily. Read it HERE

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Read additional commentaries in The Pioneer vs. the Welfare State: Essays on Liberty in Peril, Gen's e-book of entertaining and in-depth essays.

Buy on Amazon Kindle HERE.