George Putnam


Awards & Accolades

USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author


George Putnam, a native of San Bernardino, California, studied piano and music composition at Cal State University at San Bernardino and U.C. Riverside. In addition to teaching a master class for piano students at the University of Redlands, he composed Symphony for Twenty Minutes as his master’s thesis at U.C.R. Hoping to write music for film and TV, he moved to Los Angeles. While browsing in book stores there, he discovered the works of mystery writer Raymond Chandler. Devouring the author’s books and short stories changed George’s interest from music to screenplays and novels. 

He wrote the films Unlawful Entry (with John Katchmer) and To Kill For, episodes for NYPD Blue and Deadwood, and the crime novel Slapper. He is also a ghost writer. After being introduced to Attorney-Author Jewel Grutman, he agreed to explore an idea she had for a sweeping historical novel based on the arrival of hostile Indian prisoners to St. Augustine in 1875 and the racially sensitive city’s reaction to them. It would have adventure, romance, violence, tragedy, heroism, and be told through the eyes of three unlikely allies, led by a spirited young female protagonist. The result is Redfish Oak. George lives in Los Angeles. 

Published Book

Habits of Success

Now a USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-seller!

FORM THE HABIT WITH ANOTHER STELLAR ANTHOLOGY FROM LEADERS PRESS!As the world resumes from a year and a half of pandemic disruption, we find ourselves wondering what to do next? Should we go back to normal or move forward to better? How do we maximize our time and efforts to find our most successful selves? What habits will sustain that success the next time our world is shaken up?

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