My Books




American RAF widow Kate Isaacs leaves war-torn London to parachute into southern France and aid the French Resistance. Her alliance with grieving Basque shepherd-turned-Resistance fighter Domingo Ibarra brings both sorrow and relief as she discovers her familial roots, along with second chances.







In times like these cover
Pearl Harbor attacked! The United States is at war.

But Addie fights her own battles on the Iowa home front. Her controlling husband Harold vents his rage when his father’s stroke prevents him from joining the military. He degrades Addie, ridicules her productive victory garden, and even labels her childlessness as God’s punishment.

When he manipulates his way into a military unit bound for Normandy, Addie learns that her best friend Kate’s pilot husband has died on a mission, leaving her stranded in London in desperate straits.

Will Addie be able to help Kate, and find courage to trust God with her future?


In this Together-CoverSecond chances are the farthest thing from widow Dottie Kyle’s mind as she cooks and cleans at a local boarding house.

But every morning and evening as she treks to work, her lonely next-door widower neighbor observes her, hoping somehow to win her heart.

Dottie grieves her son, lost in WWII, and longs to meet her two little grandchildren in California, but the long train ride from Iowa calls up her worst fears. Readers will resonate to Dottie’s down-home integrity and cheer her on as she faces her fears.

Wild Rose Press-Vintage Imprint, November 2015

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catchCatching Up With Daylight inspires through memoir, contemporary women’s stories, ancient meditation practices, and encouragement to live in the present moment. 

WhiteFire Publishing, November 2013

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26 thoughts on “My Books

  1. Gail,
    I have your art work – “The OIder I Get” and would like to purchase additional pieces. Are they still available?


  2. Congratulations on your new book! As you know, if it wasn’t for the Godcidence of you calling me, I wouldn’t have had the nudging and encouragement to write my memoir, Meet Me In The Mountains. Thank you for your time, talent and appreciation to help others and also write your own stories. Blessings,

  3. Congratulations on your new book, Gail! I’m in Arkansas now, but the beauty of email is that I still got this announcement. Thanks for keeping me in the loop. Blessings,

  4. Hi Gail,

    How thrilling to be able to put out yet more of the goodness within you. Congratulations. And thanks for prompting me to write in your classes five years ago. Another memoir is in the offing. Love, Carol

  5. Hi Gail! I am so excited to hear from Sharon Srock that I won your book, Catching up with daylight. I am not sure who to give my address to to receive it. Just feel free to email me with the answer, hope to hear from you soon and thank you soo much for being so generous!

    • Hi Janet,

      I JUST found your note here – I oughta visit my site more often, eh? Anyway, glad we got connected and you received the download. Hope you’re enjoying it!


  6. Congrats on your book. Can’t wait to read it. What an inspiration you have been (are) to me. Your encouragment to keep plugging away is great. It’s my therapy for the week even when the assignments aren’t finished. Hugs.:))Mary

  7. Gail, I just received my copy of a friend’s art/poetry book (to which I contributed); and I saw your name and wonderful piece, “The Older I Get.” I couldn’t believe it. You and I lost touch several years ago, and I’m delighted to see your name appear in my life again. I just ordered “Catching Up With Daylight” and can’t wait to read it. Blessings on your life and work!!

    • Hi Sonia,

      Oh my—it’s SO good to hear from you. Bev told me about her connection with you, and I’m excited to be back in touch. So sorry I haven’t checked this until now, but please friend me on FB or message me on LinkedIn or SOMETHING so I can get your e-mail address.

      Thanks so much for writing!

  8. Hi Gail,
    Being “the always last to” kind of gal I am, I just bought a copy of your book, Catching Up With Daylight. I am excited to read it. Hope all is well with you and the New Year brings many wonderful blessings your way.


    • Hi Julia,

      You made my day! I hope you enjoy CUWD and tell a kazillion people about it – smile. I’m available to speak w/groups about writing/creativity/spiritual growth, etc. AND I just received my first fiction contract –whoa…that excites me no end.

      Take care…stay warm.


  9. Dear Gail,

    Congratulations on your first fiction contract. Good things are beginning to pop. I’m sure other titles will receive contracts for you as well.


  10. Have been sick in bed for 3 days, with the Juniper “fever..” I have NEVER had allergies–this is not much fun! I missed out on your Memoir class this year but I am praying you will offer it again –as I really want to take the whole class! This year of moving full time to the mountains has taken so much effort and the amount of change has been breath-taking at times.i am a little run down, but I hope when I perk up form this allergy thing we can have a nice visit over a good cup of tea!! Here is a link to another Memoir teacher who thinks like you do..

    • Hi Madeline,

      So sorry you’re sick, but you have been “burning that candle”, girl!

      Next year will be great for memoir class–it’s a real commitment, and you’ve already got plenty of those!

      take care,


  11. Hi Gail,
    We actually met a couple of years ago at Fall Festival, where you happened
    by my stand . I am an aspiring writer, who has finished a memoir. Do You
    have any ideas about obtaining funds for publishing?

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