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Visit Owosso, MI, the setting for Lilac Circle Series, And One Of Its Stores With A Sense Of Humor

Steve Laube’s Fun Friday introduced a Disney-type promo shows a novel view of the magic of a store in Owosso, Michigan (store 2772), the location of my next novel series, Lilac Circle. Owosso is a unique small town filled with interesting events, places and people. Lilac Circle is a cul-de-sac street made up of a variety of […]

The Cutting Floor: Wind in the Wires Outtakes by Janet Chester Bly

Today’s guest blogger is Janet Chester Blywho is the widow of award-winning western author Stephen Bly. She will share her experience with cutting scenes from her lastest novel, Wind In The Wires, to make the story better. Cutting scenes is not easly. Writers get attached to their favorite scenes or creative ideas and want them to remain in […]

Christmas: Moments To Remember

Most of us are too young to remember these wonderful old days, but our grandmothers or great grandmothers will. These were the times of small towns, community, and people caring for people. At Christmas it meant chopping down a Christmas tree and decorating it with many homemade ornaments, such as: stringed popcorn or cranberries, adorned […]

Don’t miss American Chrisitan Fiction Writers 2014 Annual Conference

Make Plans To Attend the 2014 Conference! We’re excited to invite you to the ACFW annual conference. The 2014 conference will be held in beautiful St. Louis, Missouri, right by the arch, Thursday, September 25th-Saturday, September 27th, with an optional Post-Conference Session offered Sunday, September 28th. Below is just a sampling of the highlights of the upcoming […]

Let’s Talk About Book Signings

I gave up booksigning a few years ago when I realized that even though I sold books, the time it took to prepare for the signing and the time spent watching readers dodge my booksigning table was hardly worth the hours away from writing. I enjoyed meeting readers, and I had followers who showed up […]

Treasures of Her Heart by Gail Gaymer Martin

This book has been a long time coming.  I wrote the book years ago, but writing for two  category romance line Love Inspired and Barbour’s Heartsong Presents, the book did not fit the typical formula for that genre. First it was too long. The book presently it about 86,000.  Next the hero and heroine didn’t […]

Novel Proposals That Didn’t Sell

Although you love a story idea and can’t believe your editor will pass on it, sometimes it happens. This novel was one of them. I had called it a different name, but today Treasures of Her Heart will be available very soon. We all have them, and I will admit some of the first might […]

Evolution of a Novel – Rescued By The Firefighter.

Some of my novels seem to write themselves, and Rescued By The Firefighter is a good example. It is the last book in the Sister’s Series and was set up in the second book of the series, The Firefighter’s New Family. The characters appeared in that book with backstory already built in and though I […]

Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt – Has Ended & Winners Listed

Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt! STOP #1 Gail Gaymer Martin’s Blog at www.gailgaymermartin.com The CAN Scavenger Hunt has officially ended but don’t stop now  You have another chance to win a free authorgraphed novel. I will leave the link up for a couple of days so you can still enjoy some of […]

Guess Who’s Coming To. . . CAN Spring Scavenger Hunt

Beginning noon, this Friday, March  21, you will have a full week to join in the fun of an online Scavenger Hunt – Catch Us If You CAN.  What is a scavenger hunt? It’s a seven day opportunity to make 30 stops at various blog sites and collect clues that will lead you to the answer […]