First call for Gail's 2015 mentorships

Registration for Gail's February to June mentorships and manuscript evaluations is now open. As both mentorships and evaluations are conducted on-line, Gail works with writers from around the world. Work with Gail from your own home and according to your own schedule.

Write that novel!

In this five-month, one-on-one mentorship, Gail will guide you as you write your novel or story collection. You have the option of booking a second five-month term to complete your project.

Manuscript evaluations:

Whether you're an emerging writer or a seasoned pro, Gail's manuscript evaluation helps you move your project forward.

Check out what published writers, who have worked with Gail, have to say!

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Gail's literacy learner novel Search and Rescue out this fall!

When a young woman goes missing on a nature trail, small-town journalist Claire Abbott is first on the scene, as usual. The clues to the woman’s whereabouts are misleading, but Claire has a sixth sense—what the fire chief calls a “radar for crime.” Trusting her intuition, Claire insists that the search and rescue team look elsewhere for clues to the woman’s disappearance. When they fail to follow up on her lead, she pursues it on her own, embarking on a snowy chase up a mountainside that puts herself and others in danger. She’s more than just a journalist chasing a story. Claire is determined to do the right thing at any cost.

Search and Rescue is the first novel in a series of mysteries featuring journalist and sleuth Claire Abbott. The novel is a Rapid Reads book, written for adult literacy learners, or those just looking for a fast read. Reading level: 3.0

Lori Hahnel guest blogs on writing that first book

 "I decided then if it was going to take that long and be that much work and drive me that crazy, that thenceforth I would write only the fiction I really wanted to." Lori Hahnel on writing that first book.

Lori Hahnel is the author of two novels, Love Minus Zero (Oberon, 2008) and After You’ve Gone (Thistledown, 2014), as well as a story collection, Nothing Sacred (Thistledown, 2009), which shortlisted for an Alberta Literary Award. Her work has been nominated for the Journey Prize three times and published in over thirty journals across North America and in the U.K.; her credits include CBC Radio, The Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire and Joyland.  Lori teaches creative writing in Calgary.


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