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Gayle Brandeis

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Gayle Brandeis is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write (HarperSanFrancisco), Dictionary Poems (Pudding House), The Book of Dead Birds, which won Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize for Fiction in Support of a Literature of Social Change, and her latest novel, Self Storage. Other awards include the QPB/Story Magazine Short Fiction Award and a Peace Poetry prize from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. She was named a Writer Who Makes a Difference by the Writer Magazine. Gayle holds a BA in "Poetry and Movement: Arts of Expression, Meditation and Healing" from the University of Redlands and an MFA in Creative Writing/Fiction from Antioch University. She is a founding member of the Women Creating Peace Collective ...more

Alas, this blog has withered on the vine. Please friend or follow me on Facebookfor my latest endeavors, writerly and otherwise. Thank you so much for your support.
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The Book of Dead Birds

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Self Storage

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Delta Girls

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My Life with the Lincolns

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Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspir...

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The Book Of Live Wires

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Dictionary poems

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message 6: by Gayle

Gayle Brandeis Gretchen wrote: "Gayle think you are fabulous! Hope I can continue to read your work for the rest of my life!!!" Aw, Gretchen, thank you so much!!! This made my day. I will definitely keep writing for you. :)


Gretchen Gayle think you are fabulous! Hope I can continue to read your work for the rest of my life!!!


Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.

-Jeremy


Jeremy Thanks for the friendship, Gayle!

Here’s wishing you a nifty New Year filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

I was wondering if you'd do me the honor of reading about my debut novel, Vacation. Your support would mean a lot to me. If you'd like to do me this honor, feel free to click here:
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-Jeremy :)

Peter: Oh my god, Brian, there's a message in my Alphabits. It says, 'Oooooo.'
Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.


message 2: by Daniel (last edited Sep 22, 2007 03:16PM)

Daniel Gayle, I've written several books about the Irish-English conflict that show neither side gets what they really want. I found later that one of these books may have even contributed to the conflict because it showed how easy it was for illegals to get tombstone birth certificates from the English government. So it never works out exactly the way you want.


message 1: by Susan

Susan Henderson Hi Gayle!


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