Gery L. Deer grew up on a farm outside Jamestown, Ohio. His body of writing work goes back to 1987 as a part-time staff writer with his college newspaper. Within six months, he was offered the Features Editor position and the following year he was promoted to Senior Editor. During that time he served as the spokesperson for the paper and its staff representing the free speech rights to school administrators and helping to protect student rights through the power of the pen. Since that time he has worked for publications such as Dayton Daily News, Springfield News Sun, Xenia Daily Gazette, the Oregon Computer Journal, Associated Content, GLD Enterprises & Productions Media, Women's News & Views publications in Ohio, and many others.
From April 2008 until January 2009, Gery served as the Features and Special Sections Editor for the Times Community Newspapers (See samples below). Times consist of 8 newspapers in the I-75 newspaper group of the Brown Publishing Company in Dayton, Ohio. He is also a featured writer in the Sugarcreek-Bellbrook Times, Centerville-WashingtonTimes, Kettering-Oakwood Times, Beavercreek News Current, Englewood Independent, and the Huber Heights Courier. In addition, his weekly op-ed column was recently picked up by both the Times Community Newspapers and the Greene County Dailies - daily publications in Fairborn and Xenia, Ohio.
Gery's personal technology column, "Techno-Babble," has been featured in several local and national publications and online at various technology sites since 1998. The column offers readers information and how-to advice about home technology and computer topics.
His current column, DEER IN HEADLINES, is self-syndicated and appears weekly in various online publications and print newspapers including the Greene County Dailies. The op-ed column focuses on politics, every day life, and various challenges facing today's Americans.
Gery is a contributing writer for many publications around the country. He has been as a columnist and Features & Special Sections Editor for Brown Publishing's Times Community Newspapers including "Your Home," the weekly real estate and home life publication, and "MPG" the automotive section. Gery was the designer and developer of the new look and content for these publications.