A Brief, Tasteful Biography of Gaylon Kent - America's Foremost Humorist
Gaylon has been writing books for 20 years and The Daily Dose and The Bottom Ten for over ten. His first three books - Sam Rider, Private Detective, Umpire School Diaries and Neil Foster - remain unpublished because they weren't particularly good. His current books, the novel The Regular Guys and Backstairs at the Monte Carlo: A Vegas Memoir, can be read here at the Writer's Shack and his hilarious new novel Swords in the Narthex, will be available next year.
Gaylon was the Liberatarian Party's 2014 United States Senate nominee and is a candidate for their 2016 nomination.
In past lives Gaylon has been a radio announcer, newspaper reporter and sports official. He has also worked security at the Monte Carlo and the Venetian/Palzzo hotel/casinos on the Las Vegas Strip and served our country honorably - and almost with distinction - in the United States Navy on an old diesel submarine called the USS Blueback (SS 581 DBF).
Like his grandfather Gaylon C. Kent, Gaylon is commander of his American Legion post. On Veteran's Day you can sometimes see him wearing his old dress blues, which still fit, so there.
Gaylon is a 2003 and 1998 graduate of the Harry Wendelstedt School for Umpires. He enjoys reading and weight lifting and is an accomplished high school sports official.
He and his wife Marian live in Hayden, Colorado. He is originally from Los Angeles.