Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, United States
Short Bio - J. Terry Riebling
Born: Pittsburgh, PA 1946
BFA - Vermont College.
Creative Director/Copywriter in the corporate communications, marketing, public relations, and advertising industry for 30 + years.
- Founder of Child Guard LLC.
- Invented and patented the first child safety devices for firearms.
- Two patents granted, twenty-nine more patents pending or to be filed.
- Raised $2.4 million in venture capital to fund start-up.
- Secured two competitive manufacturers in Shen Zhen. China
- Currently launching first Child Guard product into the market.
- Developing four more child safety devices for firearms.
Now raising venture capital for two new technologies. Beginning the development of a second series of patentable products which include a functioning “smart-gun”, a non-lethal weapons system for police, military, and civilian use, and several products for the sports shooting and hunting markets.
Currently under contract to write five books about the life of Master Chief Tom Keith, 30 year veteran of the SEAL Teams and survivor of three tours of combat duty in Viet Nam.
Have contracted to write a book on a specific battle of the Second World War.
Has published first book, Sniper’s Eyes, in a series of five bio-terrorism based thrillers. Publisher: Accurate Press.
- Winner of Erskine Caldwell Award for Short Fiction 2,000 for a short story from the book “Zelienople - Stories from a Small American Town.”
- Twice nominated for The Pushcart Prize.
Published poetry/short stories in
- The Exchange,
- Krater Quarterly,
- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- “Dragon’s Song”, an epic length poem about Pittsburgh, published by
Cobblestone Press in 1993.
- Taught photography, film-making, graphic art: University of
- Director - Art and Photography Department: University of
- Taught photojournalism: Community College of Philadelphia,
- Taught Visual Communication: Community College of Allegheny
- Lead Developer of the first high resolution, 16.7 million color computer graphics system.
- Co-Inventor/Developer of two disposable medical devices.
Has worked as a freelance photojournalist, photographer, freelance writer, jeweler, lab technician, teacher, short order cook, laborer in steel mills.
Has written, directed, produced, performed cinematography, and editing of documentary and feature films.
- Documentary: Office of Migrant Workers, Labor Department, State
of New Jersey Grant. “Motherless Children” 1969
- Docu-Drama: Virgin Islands Council of Tourism Grant, “Calypso
“Bout Clayton” 1970.
- Indy feature: “Gray Eminence” 1971
- Documentary with Margaret Mead: “Margaret Mead - Return to
New Guinea.” 1972 - 1974. (Film donated to The Smithsonian
Has written, produced, and directed hundreds of television spots, corporate videos, corporate multi-media and multi-image programs, and corporate films.
Has written technical articles for several firearms journals and magazines - active in competitive handgun sports for almost 30 years - has trained hundreds of individuals in responsible firearms management, use of lethal force with firearms, sniping, and reloading.
Keynote speaker - Inns of Court, Allegheny County Bar Association. Topic: The 2nd Amendment and American Liberty, 2001.
Has hunted much of North America and a good chunk of Africa.
Related by blood, marriage, or long friendships to SEALS, Spec-Ops, CIA ops people/analysts, FBI field agents, Special Forces operators, U.S. Marine special ops, Delta Force, other nasty folks.
Interests: Inventing patented products - founding companies - writing fiction and non-fiction
Published writer: Yes