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Put your name on the interest list for Gail's 2019 spring fiction session

WorkWithGailposterGail's fall fiction is full! Put your name on the interest list for the spring session, running January to April 2019. Contact Gail's office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

While Gail's fall session is full, you can still book a blue pencil session any time.

Check out Gail's other offerings:

Fiction mentorships:

In this one-on-one, private, four-month online mentorship, Gail will guide you as you write your novel or short story project.

Fiction intensives:

This two-month online fiction intensive is ideal for teachers who want to work with Gail over the summer, but also great for other writers who want to work at a faster pace.

Developmental edits:

For writers at all levels of experience: emerging writers, self-published authors or published writers with one or more books published by a traditional publishing house.

For more, click on Work with Gail.

No Return Address

NoReturnAddressFinalFrontGail's latest literacy learner novel, No Return Address, is on the shelves.
On the anniversary of her mother's death, Rhonda receives a mysterious package in the mail. And it's from her deceased mother! As she tries to figure out how this is possible, Rhonda turns to the people around her, reconnects with her brother and makes new friends. While the package from her mother wasn't what she expected, Rhonda realizes it's a bigger gift than she ever imagined.
Reading level: 3.3
For more, check out Ocra's Rapid Reads books, for adults working to improve their literacy skills. 

The Spawning Grounds -- Fall Writers' Retreat in Shuswap, BC

SpawningGroundspbBThe 2018 Spawning Grounds retreat is full! Put your name on the 2019 interest list for this writing retreat in the Shuswap region of South Central British Columbia, the landscape that has inspired so much of her writing.

The fall retreat runs the first week in October, and is timed to coincide with the sockeye run on the Adams River, a natural wonder.

For details, please see the fall retreat web pages. 

To put our name on the interest list, email Gail's office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Book your blue pencil intensive any time


While Gail's fall session is full, you can still book a blue pencil session any time. Not your average blue pencil session, this consultation with Gail is a full one-on-one workshop.

Use your blue pencil intensive to sample Gail's fiction mentorship or get feedback on a short story or chapter, your novel outline, a project proposal, pitch package or CW program application. Or ask those pressing questions about the business aspects of the publishing industry.

Gail's blue pencil sessions make a great gift!

The Spawning Grounds nominated for OLA Evergreen Award, Sunburst Award and CAA Fiction Award


The Spawning Grounds is on the longlist for the Sunburst Award, recognizing Canadian literature of the fantastic. Click here for more from the Quill and Quire.

The novel has also been nominated for the Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award. Click here for details.

And the book was also short-listed for the Canadian Author's Association literary award for fiction. Click here for more.

Click on shop for signed copies of Gail's books.


Gail is offering master classes for writers across the country in 2018. Watch for regular updates for events in your area.

Gail's upcoming events in 2018:

April 13-14, New Westminster

New West Festival of Words

Gala presentation, master class

May 12-13, Salmon Arm

Table at Word on Lake

Presenting at Young Writers' Contest

Special master class

May 1, online

Gail's summer fiction session starts

June 26, Regina, SK

Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild master class

June 28, Kenora, ON

Library: two master classes and a reading

July 27-28, Sudbury, ON

Reading with Wordstock Sudbury

Sudbury Writers' guild master class

July 15-20, Manitoulin Island, ON

Providence Bay Writer's Camp

Sept. 1 online

Gail's fall fiction session starts

Sept. 30-Oct. 5, Sorrento Centre, BC

The Spawning Grounds Writers' Retreat

 Oct. 11-14, Whistler, BC

Whistler Writers Festival

Reading, master class

Judging Whistler Independant Book Awards

Oct. 20, Calgary

Writers' Guild of Alberta

master class