Gale had a number of different careers—including teacher, gift shop buyer, craft wholesaler, and American Sign Language interpreter—before she started her own business doing technical writing and editing for biotechnology companies. She ran that company successfully for 20 years, until her husband suggested she retire early. She didn’t think twice. She also never really retired.
After moving to Arizona, Gale fell in love with pickleball — a wonderful sport with a silly name. She wrote her first book, The Art of Pickleball, in 2005, and it won the Arizona Book Award for Recreation/Sports in 2007.
In 2011, Gale finished her first novel, Bruce and the Road to Courage, a heroic fantasy for children. This book was nominated for the California Young Reader Medal and won the Mom’s Choice silver award. Spurred by good reviews and children who demanded to have more stories about Bruce, Gale completed two more books in the series, Bruce and the Road to Honesty and Bruce and the Road to Justice, in 2012. These books were also nominated for the CYRM and also garnered silver awards from Mom's Choice. In the works is a new fantasy series, designed for all ages.
Gale enjoys singing and playing hammered dulcimer and bodhran (Celtic drum). Other interests include sailing, cowboy action shooting, traveling, and (of course) reading. Gale lives in Arizona with her husband, two dogs, and three cats.
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