About Gail

It took a few decades, but I finally took my English teacher’s advice and “became a writer.” What can I say… I’m the obedient sort. It’s not that I didn’t want to be a writer – I always wanted to be a writer. I just didn’t know how to go about it. Because, truthfully, if you’re going to write, you eventually have to let someone look at what you’re scribbling in that notebook you shove in the back of the drawer whenever someone comes in the room, or what you’ve saved on that floppy disk (yes, floppy disk. I told you it took me a long time. Don’t judge.) … that floppy disk you hide in the sewing basket in the laundry room under the tangles of thread and pins and bunches of elastic and velcro between uses. I must have had a hundred starts and stops, in literal and virtual folders, stashed away all over the house and hard drive.

So I eventually worked up enough nerve to share a piece or two – not with people I knew who would surely shake their head at my laughable efforts and confirm what a stupid dream I was holding on to – no, I chose the safe and anonymous world of the internet first, then a couple of college classes, then some contests, then through my online contacts I found a publisher.

The ‘Lord & Lady Baugham Stories’ are a Regency Romance series co-authored with Tina Moncton, and includes (so far) Twixt Two Equal Armies, Love Then Begins, and The West Yet Glimmers.

To End All Wars, a 2011 IPPY Silver Medal award winner, is a poignant and sometimes painful novel set in World War I France.

My newest book, Stronger Even Than Pride, is a wicked twist on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Depending on your measure, my success is either modest – I am in no danger of growing either rich or famous from my work; or phenomenal – I am a published, award-winning author! I choose the latter yardstick.

So it just goes to show – you should always listen to your teachers.