Storytelling inspires Jeffrey Gorney's writing. Mysterious Places: Memoir. Journey. Quest. explores the power of storytelling in our lives while his first book, Syracuse University: An Architectural Guide, revealed the stories behind the buildings.. Abridging books for audio, his titles include Les Miserables and Pillars of the Earth. His articles and photos have appeared in The Syracuse Post-Standard, Encyclopedia of New York State, and civic and cultural websites and periodicals. such as Pillars of the Earth and Les Miserables.