Greg Palmer

In a career spanning forty years, Greg Palmer has written for a variety of media, while also working as a radio station manager, talk show host, stevedore, news reporter, documentary and fiction film producer, and short order cook. Previous books include: Adventures in the Mainstream: Coming of Age with Down Syndrome (Woodbine House); Death: The Trip of a Lifetime (Harper Collins); The GI’s Rabbi: World War Two Letters of David Max Eichhorn (University Press of Kansas); and a novel for children, My Life So Far: Adventures of a Young Orangutan (CHMC).

Mr. Palmer’s international documentaries for PBS, as producer, writer, and sometimes host, include: Inside Passage; The Perilous Fight: America’s World War Two In Color; The Video Game Revolution; The Art of Magic; and Vaudeville: An American Masters Special, named by People Magazine as one of the ten best television programs of the year.

Mr. Palmer’s six plays for families have been produced around the world and include adaptations of Puss In Boots and Snow White; The Big Bad Wolf (And How He Got That Way); and The Falcon, part of the 1990 Goodwill Games Arts Festival. A film version of Falcon, directed by Mr. Palmer, was shot entirely on location in the Caucasus mountains of Georgia, and broadcast to an audience of more than 200 million viewers.

For 13 years Mr. Palmer was the Arts & Entertainment Editor of KING Television News. While at KING he also wrote and produced regional documentaries, including: Small Town Saturday Night; D-Day: The Last Wave; and The Royal Wedding. He is the winner of broadcasting’s highest honor, the Peabody Award, as well as commendations from Action for Children’s Television, the Ohio State Awards, and 13 Emmy awards.

A fifth generation Northwesterner, Mr. Palmer was born and raised on Mercer Island, and for forty years lived with his wife Cathy in Seattle. Mr. Palmer passed away in May 2009. Cheese Deluxe was his final book.

Please visit www.gregpalmer.com for more information on Mr. Palmer's life and work, including a reading guide for Cheese Deluxe.
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Books by Greg Palmer

Cheese Deluxe: A Memoir: (Revised Edition)

Author: Greg Palmer
Published: August 1, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-934733-81-3
Pages: 222
Size: 6.14" x 9.21"
Type: Paperback, eBook
Price: $16.95
Categories: Memoir

CHEESE DELUXE: A MEMOIR, is a collection of mostly true tales of a group of baby boomers in a time of transition. They are high school seniors, full of their own good fortune, bright prospects and parents' money, unaware of a world waiting impatiently to gobble them up. But they are beginning to get some inkling of that world as they make tentative forays into it and then come rushing…Read More

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Adventures in the Mainstream: Coming of Age with Down Syndrome, 2nd Edition

Author: Greg Palmer
Published: September 1, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-934733-61-5
Pages: 348
Size: 6" x 9"
Type: Paperback, eBook
Price: $17.95
Categories: Non-Fiction Biography

Greg Palmer, an award-winning writer and producer of PBS documentaries and plays for families, chronicles two of the most important years in the life of his son, Ned, who has Down syndrome-the time when he's making the transition from high school to work. This intimate, often humorous, account is woven with vivid anecdotes concerning school, family, relationships, and work (both Ned's and Greg's), including a father-son cruise around the British…Read More

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Death: The Trip of a Lifetime: 2nd Edition

Author: Greg Palmer
Published: August 1, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-934733-79-0
Pages: 332
Size: 6.14" x 9.21"
Type: Paperback, eBook
Price: $14.95
Categories: Non-Fiction

"A nonfiction romp that rivals Evelyn Waugh's classic The Loved One as a laugh-a-minute examination of death rituals and customs." LIBRARY JOURNALRead More

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Cheese Deluxe: A Memoir (an audio book read by Jeff Steitzer)

Author: Greg Palmer
Published: September 15, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-934733-87-5
Pages:
Size:
Type: CD and MP3
Price: 34.95
Categories: Fiction Biography

MP3 available via Audible, Amazon and iTunes. CD-ROM available September 15, 2014: ISBN 978-1-934733-87-5Read More