We All Started Somewhere… from Gail Gaymer Martin

When did you know you had writing talent…or any talent for that matter? Sometimes, I think, our talents are qualities that we think are normal and we take them for granted. When I was in the third grade my teacher wrote on my report card, “Gail has writing talent.” She based this on poetry I […]

The Cottonwood Book Fair Giveaways and Bargains.

Since moving to Sedona, I’ve been living a different life than my lifetime residence in Michigan. That was home forever but Sedona opened my heart to the amazing experience of Red Rocks, a small town and a different lifestyle Sedona is also known for its artist community and that includes writers. Though I missed the […]

My Life on the Rocks – Gail Gaymer Martin

I was born and raised in Michigan and thought I’d be there forever…and nearly was, but life has a way of changing things. While Michigan is beautiful with hills and mountains, islands, forests and water of all kinds from the Great Lakes to inland lakes, and winding rivers and creeks. I’ve always love Michigan but […]

The Mahogany Rocking Chair -Using Real Life

For a number of years, I freelanced for magazines before I began writing fiction. I sold almost everything I wrote and was thrilled how well my work was received. One of the things I wrote that was published and sold again as a reprint was an article called The Mahogany Rocking Chair. This was a […]

Bring the Old Back To Life

I can still remember the excitement of seeing my first novel in print. Most authors take their photo with the box of books or holding it or even kissing the cover. We’re all different, but one way we are the same, that first book is like a baby’s first steps. We crawl, we stand, we […]

A Trip To Remember on Kindle and Paperback

First in the Tucumcari Series. When Skylar Littleton stopped for the night in Tucumcari on her way to visit her estranged sister in California, her trip became literal when she tripped over a dog’s leash and broke her right ankle. Her life becomes even more tangled with the dog’s owner, Doug Elliot, a doctor and […]

Is Proper Grammar Your Nemesis?

Being a fiction writer, I try to use the kind of grammar my characters might use. Some people value proper grammar and would rather eat dirt than use the wrong verb tense or split an infinitive. And some wouldn’t know what an infinitive was. But as a former English teacher and a fiction writer, I […]

Let’s Talk Perspective.

Perspective is part of our lives. It’s how we look at things, physically, mentally and emotionally. Perspective combines available facts with personal ideas to shape our mental state. Writers think of prospective as POV or point of view. It is how a character looks at and deals with life and living based on how he combines the […]

Writing A Christmas Novel

Some of the best selling books happen at Christmas time or ones that focus on other holidays. I have written many Christmas romance novels. The one pictured was my first Love Inspired and Upon A Midnight Clear became a big seller and an award winner. People love books about those special times of year, and they stimulate […]

Do you like chocolate? Mexican food?

One of our Thanksgiving treats was my newest find, Mexican Brownie Bites. Our family loves Mexican food and so I thought that was a perfect addition to the other desserts we had for Thanksgiving. And I promised my FB friends that I would share the recipe. Mexican Brownie Bites These tangy desserts are baked in […]