By Don Gately, Valencia Community Contributor
A long time ago I got the chance to write a monthly column for a motorcycle magazine. That led me to contribute stories to other motorcycle magazines. Then I was given the opportunity to publish the best of these pieces in a book we called Over the Handlebars (the name of the monthly column).
I realized that I really enjoy writing and even more so when I know there are people reading what I write. And because I had been a motorcyclist since 1955, I thought it best to continue writing about what I knew the most about. So my second book The Next Best Thing to Sex is a novel about motorcycle racing.
Next, I decided to spread my literary wings and write a novel about more than just motorcycling. A Way with Women is about Rob White, a short order cook in Mississippi who rises to the head of a Los Angeles advertising agency by using women. There is still some motorcycling, but mostly this is about “the sexy sixties”. It was a culture-changing time – the pill, free love, swinging singles apartments, nude beaches, hippies, communes, Woodstock, demonstrations, Vietnam, protest songs.
All Three books are available as ebooks, or paperbacks from Amazon.com/books. Or, for more information, go to dongatelysbooks.com.