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Sandlin is the pen name for works of fiction by Gordon Sandlin Buck, Jr.
Gordon has a BS in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University (1970) and an MS in mechanical engineering from Louisiana State University (1978). He retired as Chief Engineer, Field Operations for John Crane, Inc. As a member of the first, second, third, and fourth API 682 Task Force, Gordon helped write the national standard on mechanical seals for pumps. He continues to be active on the fifth Task Force. Gordon also developed and maintains a website dedicated to mechanical seals.
In addition to writing many technical articles, Gordon edited his father's autobiography, My Story, and then wrote a book, A Walk Around the Harbor, featuring photographs by his wife and himself. After retiring from his engineering career, Gordon has written two books on his family history: My Buck Family of Virginia and The Times, Life and Stories of J. W. Hale.
Gordon's first novel,"Timepath: Nature Abhors a Paradox" is now available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09LGV94RL .
“Timepath: Nature Abhors a Paradox”
When Greg learns that his romantic interest, Anne, is actually his sixth great-granddaughter and is susceptible to breast cancer, he joins an experimental time travel project based on the twisted string theory of time. Although his official mission is to be briefly transported to 1810, his personal mission is to remain and administer a cancer preventative. The time travel team is baffled by Greg’s disappearance and attempts to discover the reason. Anne remains in 2022 and defends Greg’s reputation. Greg and Anne devise a method for Greg to save artifacts, letters, and photographs from the early 1800s where he must learn to live. They each make a time capsule to record their lives. Will they ever meet again?
Gordon's second novel, "The Viking Princess: College Romance in 1970" is now available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09MYSS2T1 .
"The Viking Princess: College Romance in 1970"
Fiona is an auburn-haired Scottish orphan called ‘Viking Princess’ because of her height, beauty and regal bearing. She is a serious, but shy, fine art student and keeps to herself. Fiona stereotypes football players as dumb bullies. Her new friend, Mary, wants to introduce Fiona to her best friend, Alexander.
Alexander is the Big Man on Campus. A handsome engineering student and star football player, his ambition is to become an inventor. Everything is easy for Alexander. Mary describes Fiona as ‘having a good personality’—intentionally not mentioning her beauty — and Alexander reluctantly agrees to meet her.
As they become acquainted, Fiona and Alexander must overcome cultural differences, jealousy, punishment for PDA, harassment, and family.
Gordon's third novel, "The Enchanted Journal: Oregon Trail" is now available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B3N8MPLL .
The leather diary beckons Abigail Roberts from the ruts of the Oregon Trail. “Read me,” it teases, “I can help you,” but few pages contain writing. Mysteriously, a new page appears the next day to warn her of a dangerous river crossing and recommend a better one. The diary, written by teenaged Milli Madison in 1843, changes Abigail’s life as fresh pages of Milli’s adventure magically appear.
In 1859, fifteen-year-old Abigail Roberts begins her journey on the Oregon Trail. A farm girl and tomboy, she does not want the trail, but her father is eager for adventure and free land in Oregon.
Milli and William Anderson become sweethearts on the 1843 trail, but Abigail is determined to avoid romance and focuses on Oregon in 1859.
Captain Bridgewater, an experienced wagon master on his final trail, guides the caravan, and teaches the ways of the trail.
Follow Abigail’s adventures on the Oregon Trail in 1859 as she follows Milli’s adventures from 1843.
Enchanted Journal: Pony Express https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BPW615MF
Pony Express continues the story of Abigail Roberts from Enchanted Journal as she adapts to life in Oregon. Abigail meets Will Anderson, whose mother’s diary is the enchanted journal that Abigail found on the Oregon Trail. They quickly fall in love, but Will wants travel and adventure, and they are too young to marry. Despite Abigail’s objections, Will joins the Pony Express and rides through places Abigail had visited by wagon train. Hardship and danger face Will every ride while Abigail is courted by other suitors. What does Abigail do while Will is away? What happened to Jeff Cromwell, who attempted to rape Abigail on the Oregon Trail? Can Will survive and return to Oregon City?