Gail’s Bio

image001I am a writer and photographer. I write upmarket fiction about characters at the crossroads in their lives and the relationships they forge along the way. My stories are influenced by my passion for culinary art, painting, photography, dance, and music.

After I received my masters at Columbia University, I taught at a private high school and for Cornell University Cooperative Extension in New York City. While in these positions, I worked with gifted children with learning disabilities, which gave me the experience necessary to homeschool my children from preschool through high school.

My husband and I currently live in Portland, a place overflowing with restaurants, Argentine Tango, and writers. It’s hard to live in a place like Portland and not be inspired to create. Now that my children have moved on with their lives, writing and photography have become my full-time jobs, and I’m currently on the board for Willamette Writers.