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High Plains Warrior Novels


      Michael O. Gibbs

    Though born in Michigan, Michael spent most of his early years growing up in Los Angeles.


     He entered the U.S. Army in his late teens, training and working in a variety of specialties, including light weapons and tactics, demolition and mine warfare, chemical, radiological and biological warfare, and radar mapping, before becoming a Green Beret. In the Berets, he served as an Intelligence Sergeant on an A team. He left the Army as a Sergeant First Class to become a police officer.

     Michael was a member of the San Diego Police Department for thirty-six years. In his police career, he worked in Field Operations, SWAT, and Investigations before retiring in 2005.

   After retiring, he became a man tracker for the San Diego Sheriff's Department's Search and Rescue Team. He remained in that position for seven years. He is currently a member of the San Diego Tracking Team, leads animal behavior and tracking walks as a docent for San Diego's Mission Trails Regional Park, and leads groups on tracking walks in the Laguna Mountains.


  Michael has an AA in Police Science and a BA in Business Administration.


    He has extensive wilderness survival knowledge learned in the military and as a wilderness backpacker. He is an animal behaviorist with a particular interest in scent-hunter/scent-prey relationships and alarm communications within the wild animal community.

    And lastly, Michael has spent decades studying the hunter-gatherer cultures of North America, in particular the Northern Plains tribes.

Author's Works


             High Plains Warrior Novel: Spirit Wolf

              High Plains Warrior Novel: Shadow Path

              High Plains Warrior Novel: Crow Child  

                                                                (Due in  2023)



                TKO                                          (To be announced)  

                 An American Hero                 (To be announced)


   Short Stories:

                The Upside-Down Rainbow   (To be announced)

                A Celebration of Life              (To be announced)

                The Unteam Player                 (To be announced)

                Room 2011                              (To be announced)


                A Gift of Words                      (To be announced)


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