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A writer, editor, producer, and stay-at-home dad, GREG OLIVER has had seven books about professional wrestling published. The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Storytellers (From the Terrible Turk to Twitter) is the latest, and it came out in the summer of 2019. He runs the SlamWrestling.net website.


​Greg has also written six books on hockey: Gratoony the Loony, the autobiography of 1970s NHL and WHA goalie Gilles Gratton; Father Bauer​ and the Great Experiment: The Genesis of Canadian Olympic HockeyBlue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom LinesDon't Call Me Goon; The Goaltenders' Union; Written in Blue & White, as well as two books for children: Duck With The Puck (with his son Quinn) and Santa's Day Job.


His biography of Canadian actor Billy Van, Who's The Man? Billy Van!, arrived in December 2020 and needs some love, as it's self-published! 


Mat Memories: My Wild Life in Pro Wrestling, Country Music and with the Mets is the memoir of John Arezzi that Greg co-wrote, and it comes out from ECW Press in the spring of 2021.


His freelance work has appeared everywhere from The Hockey News, to The Globe & Mail, to Scouting Life magazine. A member of the Society for International Hockey Research, Greg lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and son -- both fellow authors. 


Greg can be emailed at goliver845@gmail.com


QUINN OLIVER is in Grade 9, in Toronto. Besides writing, he enjoys hockey, baseball, and video games. 


We should also mention MEREDITH RENWICK, who is Greg's wife and Quinn's mom; she wrote two books too -- the most noteworthy here being Bang Your Head: The Real Story of The Missing Link, written with Dewey Robertson, which is still in print. Click here for more details on the book.


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Billy Van, Hilarious House of Frightenstein, Hockey, Professional Wrestling, books, publishing