About The Author
Born in Brooklyn, NY, and having spent many of his formative years in Miami, FL, Gamal Williams now resides in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.
He joined the Navy in 1999 and became an Aviation Electronics Technician. He retired in 2019, after a successful twenty-year career at the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. He now spends his time writing and spending time with his children. A die-hard New York sports fan, music lover and avid reader, he ventured into writing as an outlet after a long battle with alcoholism. His first novel, “fin: a story of love and hope”, started as a recurring dream he just could not shake.
“I never saw myself as a writer, definitely never saw myself writing a book. But we all have a hidden talent, a burning desire to do something, do or create something special, even if only for ourselves. Most times though, we are too scared to act on it. We only get one chance at this thing called life, why let fear stifle us? Why not see how great we can truly be? Go be great!”
(Background artwork by Amber Hightower. IG @theartofthevibe_arae)
Gabriel is an energetic, imaginative, and intelligent young man, that loves drawing, and creating characters and new worlds.
He came to his dad, Gamal Williams, asking for a new book to read. Unimpressed by the selection they found, Gamal began writing "JUMP" just for him. Soon, Gabriel joined in and helped develop the rich, fantasy world of JUMP.
Now, Gabriel and his dad write new adventures for Franklin, Brooklyn, and the rest of the JUMP family, as they write the next chapter in the JUMP series, "JUMP: Trial of Secrets."
"I like to draw and make up characters, and then I can't wait to tell my dad all about them."