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2012 Christy Award Nominees

Congratulations to this year’s Christy Finalists. I’m thrilled to see so many authors I call friends as well as many who’s work I respect and enjoy. The Christy is the top award for Christian fiction and equals the well-known RITA award of romance novels in both secular and Christian fiction. The winners will be announced […]

Gail Gaymer Martin Honored in the Detroit Area

At the end of last year, I was thrilled and honored to learn that my bio appeared on CBS Online local news with the headline Best Local Authors in Detroit. I thought it was a mistake. : ) When I clicked on the article, there I was listed with Mitch Albom, Gary Graff, and Elmore Leonard. […]

Plotting or Plodding Online Class beginning in January

If you are a writer, you might like to learn about an inexpensive online course I’m teaching on plotting. It is a three week course beginning on January 4 and will cover these topics: Part I will define story and explore how story connects with the reader. Styles of plotting will be explained, then Plotting and […]

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The Bane of a Novelist

I could name many things that distract a novelist’s creative juices — housework, telephone calls, children needing mommy, cooking dinner, a sick dog or cat, a noisy parrot, a friend dropping by, an outside job, a church or civic commitment, 1st grader’s cupcakes, or things related to writing such as writer’s block, line edits, copy edits, galley’s, promotion, […]

BRIDE IN TRAINING by Gail Gaymer Martin

BRIDE IN TRAINING – Gail Gaymer Martin – in stores now.

I enjoy telling readers about new books, and today I’m excited to tell you about my latest book in stores now. It recieved a 4 star review from Romantic Times BRIDE IN TRAINING is the third book in the Man’s Best Friend Series. Although each story can stand alone, the series revolves around three women […]

Spring Book Fair at Wayne Community College in Detroit

If you live in the Detroit area, please drop by the Book Fair and if you’re a writer, I’ll be speaking at about 1:30 PM on Writing Fiction Right at WCCC – Northwest Campus in Detroit on Saturday, April 10 from 11 AM – 3 PM. If you’re a reader, please come. I’d love to […]

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GROOM IN TRAINING – In stores now.

I’m happy to let you know that Groom In Training is in books stores now as well as Walmart, KMart, Target, and similar stores including some grocery stores. This is the second book in the Man’s best friend series, but it can also be read as a stand alone. I loved writing this series, dedicated […]

Did You Ever Wonder Why People Write What They Write?

That was the topic of Annette Irby’s blog today, Friday, September 4. My writing journey has always been interesting to me and to many since it’s rather unique. Most people write the genres they love to read. I didn’t, but I was lead to a genre that took me by surprise. God does that sometimes. […]

Faith Thought

I am a soloist at my church, and I’m always on the lookout for good music in my key. I prefer singing in a lower range. In a choir or chorale group, I sing low alto. I heard a song somewhere and I loved it. I jotted down the title and almost forgot about it […]

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September released, Dad In Training, Research

When I began to write Dad in Training, the first book in the Man’s Best Friend Series, I visited a program in Waterford, MI called Teacher’s Pet. It’s a wonderful program that pairs a special needs student with a dog facing euthanasia. Both child and dog benefit from the program. Molly Manning is the character […]