Gerry Tales is the home of author Gerry Boylan’s stories and books that strive to make you laugh, shed a tear or two and most of all, leave you smiling.

Come explore Gerry’s novel, short story collection and most recent children’s chapter book, Showdown at Firefly Island, which was co-written with his grandson Eli.  

Gerry’s newest short story book, Confessions of a Lucky Bastard and No Deals at the Pearly Gates – Tales of My 50 Jobs are out now!

Previous books by Gerry are the novel Getting There and the original short story collection titled Gerry Tales -How I Lived Happily Ever After Despite Stabbing Myself in the Back, Scalding My Cojones and Really Pissing Off My Wife During Childbirth.

To learn more about these books and to purchase please click below!

All proceeds from the books will be donated to Detroit PAL. In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Detroit PAL is helping youth find their greatness through athletic, academic, and leadership development programs. To learn more go to


Showdown at Firefly Island is filled with adventures and fun! Kids will enjoy the story, and they will also be impressed that the book was written by a fifth grader and his grandfather.

– Jane, Librarian

Eli and Gerry speak about the writing process of Showdown At Firefly Island.

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