American Writer and Physician

I am Gary E. Eddey, an American writer and physician. I am the author of the historical novel The Weather House (2012 – paperback in print and distributed by Ingram), and I have written and lectured about disability culture, ethics, Lesch–Nyhan disease, and a variety of historical non-fiction topics. My non-fiction articles include work as a columnist for the Greenpoint Brooklyn Gazette and a recently published article in the Fall 2019 edition of Sea History, the journal of the National Maritime Historical Society.

My Novels

My historical novels, The Weather House and its follow-up book, Annie Rose, occur in 1916 and 1917. Annie Rose is scheduled for publication in 2024. A novel set in 2018, Addie’s Promise, and a fourth contemporary novel, The Last Backyard in Manhattan, are in different stages of completion.

A Literary Portfolio

Professionally, I have contributed to numerous publications on disability culture and cultural competence as an American physician and am known best for my publication, Considering the Culture of Disability in Cultural Competence Education (2005), written with Ken Robey. The works I have collected in my novels and professional writings include reflections on, among other things, the impact of disability on human lives. I have produced one short film on Lesch–Nyhan disease with my daughter, Emily Eddey Levy. Two of my children have careers in feature films, and my grandson, Grayson Eddey, is a child actor with over 45 IMDB credits.

A Sneak Peek Into My Life

I was born and raised in the NYC area and now reside in Manhattan. I am the former VP of Medical Affairs at Matheny Hospital. More recently, I was the Medical Director of the Woman and Children’s Center for Ryan Healthcare in NYC. Join me on this expedition through words, where medicine meets literature and history intertwines with humanity. Discover the boundless possibilities of storytelling by exploring my works.

Postcards and News Clippings From Block Island During WWI

Read My Blogs

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Sea History

An article written for the magazine Sea History, discussing the White Squall vs. the Great Bakery...
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The Three of Us

An article written in 1987 for the Cornell University Alumni Quarterly. Read PDF
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The Nyh Marine Department and the Cholera Epidemic of 1832

An article I wrote about the Cholera Epidemic of 1832. It was published in 1983...
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Carnes and Alfred: Shipwrights in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

This is an eight-part essay about 19th century Greenpoints transformation from isolated farmland into a...
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The Mohegan Bluffs Raconteur

An article written for The Block Island Times, chronicling the life and times of Wallace Eddey. Click...