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Gail's novels The Cure for Death by Lighting and A Recipe for Bees were international bestsellers, and were both finalists for the prestigious Giller Prize in Canada. The Cure for Death by Lightning won the UK’s Betty Trask Prize among other awards. A Rhinestone Button was a national bestseller in Canada and Gail's first book, The Miss Hereford Stories, was short-listed for the Leacock Award for humour. Turtle Valley was a national bestseller.

Gail also writes short novels for literacy learners through ABC Life Literacy's Good Reads and Orca's Rapid Reads programs.

Gail taught fiction and novel in the creative writing optional-residency MFA program at the University of British Columbia for nearly a decade and now teaches fiction privately th

"As someone once astutely observed, when you finally finish a novel, what you’ve learned to write is that novel. You have no idea how to write the next one." Ian Weir on the writing process, from his current guest blog on my site:

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The Cure For Death By Light...
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 3,838 ratings — published 1996 — 16 editions
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A Recipe for Bees
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 2,360 ratings — published 1998 — 19 editions
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Turtle Valley
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 330 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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A Rhinestone Button
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 228 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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The Miss Hereford Stories
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1994
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Search and Rescue
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The Stalker
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Coyote's Song
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Bed and Breakfast
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