JT Gabert
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Joined 01-22-13, id: 4498995, Profile Updated: 03-05-18
Author has written 8 stories for Ironside.

I began writing at a very early age, when there were no creative writing classes and one needed to be practical about paying bills and student debt, so I continued to write, while working some pretty interesting jobs. Like most writers, I read a lot and had the good fortune to be the spouse of a bookstore owner for a time (He's still my spouse, we just aren't in the bookstore business anymore). Talk about being able to feed your addiction!

I adore books and I love poetry, especially W.S. Merwin, Wendell Berry, Mary Oliver, and Hafiz. Then there's music, lots of music. Most of my career was spent in a classroom working with kids from those with severe behavioral, cognitive, and learning disabilities to AP and IB students. I loved the majority of my time (over 3 decades) teaching everything from Basic Literacy to Science to Social Studies, even Math. I was never bored.

I am a trivia junkie. I've made it into the finalists pool in Jeopardy 3 times. I'm still waiting for Alex Trebeck to give me a call. He hasn't yet, so there's no chance of me saying "I'll take 60s Cop Shows for 800, Alex", any time soon.

I live in one of the most beautiful states in the American Upper Midwest. I can show you on my hand where I live, have lived, gone to school, and worked. Actually I can show you on three hands, if you're willing to donate one of them so I can point.

I am a child of the television era, I remember when just a few shows were in color and it was a big deal. Ironside is my especial favorite. A cop in a wheelchair, with a woman (not a girl), a Vietnam vet, and an African American, as his assistants.

Like most writers, there are writers I think are marvelous, and can't live without; the list can go on and on depending on what the subject is. Nevada Barr, Kathy Reichs, Sara Paretsky, James Lee Burke, Henning Mankell, Elmore Leonard, Robert B. Parker, Raymond Chandler, Loren Estelman, Robert Crais, and Dashiell Hammett, are on my mystery bookshelf all the time.

WHN: The Good Samaritan by laprofa reviews
While the team is working on a case involving drugs, Ed discovers that a friend and fellow policeman has been killed in the line of duty. He must balance his responsibility and his determination to find out why his friend was killed. Set late in season 5.
Ironside - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,271 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/4/2017 - Published: 7/11/2015
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Lost and Found reviews
Eleven year old Catalina Montez disappears mysteriously after the death of her parents in a house fire the Denver Fire Department says was arson. It's up to Ed Brown and his wife Fran to find Catalina before an old foe from the Brown's San Francisco past finds her first.
Ironside - Rated: T - English - Crime/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,231 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/27/2017 - Published: 9/8/2014
CODA reviews
As Fran Belding prepares to leave the only life she's known, she discovers she has one last task to complete.
Ironside - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,896 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/13/2017 - Complete
Coffee (Rebrewed) reviews
In order to live in the present, it's necessary to revisit the past.
Ironside - Rated: T - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 25 - Words: 67,029 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/5/2017 - Published: 12/4/2015
Death Shall Have Its Day reviews
When Sam Dwyer is murdered. It's up to Ed Brown to find his killer. A story told from characters POV
Ironside - Rated: K - English - Crime/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,043 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/3/2017
Memories of the Wednesday Night Poker Game reviews
The Chief and Fran have known each other since she was a youngster. How their relationship developed, and the answer to why she broke Bobby Maldonado's nose. Takes place in Season 5 after The Gambling Game.
Ironside - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,821 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/11/2017
The Morning After reviews
A missing scene to the Gambling Game. Originally published under the nom d' scrib, FictionWriter2015.
Ironside - Rated: T - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,357 - Reviews: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/18/2015 - Complete
Father of the Bride reviews
Some goodbyes are the hardest, even for Eve Whitfield. Story originally published under the nom d'scrib FictionWriter2015.
Ironside - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,357 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 7/18/2015 - Complete
WHN: The Gambling Game reviews
"Someone needs a shoulder", Ed Brown said, though earlier he'd said "Lady, if you ever need help, DON'T call me." What caused this change in attitude? Another perspective of the missing scene in, The Gambling Game.
Ironside - Rated: T - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,348 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/7/2014 - Complete