Gail McFarland

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Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, I have a long history of reading and writing. Got my first library card at age 3 and have lived in literary lust ever since.

I began writing for publication based on a dare from a high school classmate, and have written and published more than 100 romantic short stories, and twelve full-length novels. JUST TOO EASY (CreateSpace) is my thirteenth and most recent novel.

Though I currently work in wellness/fitness, my goal is to become a successful full time writer.

Visit my website and enjoy! http://the-fitwryter.wix.com/gail
Check out my blog http://fitwryter.blogspot.com/

"Good friends are a blessing:  Never take them for granted."



I am glad that I listened to my mother when she said this.  I am glad that I had the accidental foresight to choose my friends wisely, and that though I have had many of them for nearly half a century, they continue to shine and to appreciate in value.



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If Ever

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Dream Runner

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Wayward Dreams

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Dream Keeper

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Just Too Easy

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Doing BIG Things

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When Love Calls

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The Best for Last

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Eye Of The Beholder

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LADY KILLER (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:34PM
Description: Detective Jaz Ballantine loses the best friend he has ever had when his foster brother is murdered. Bodies pile up in the morgue, and Jaz realizes that he has a serial killer on his hands - with one significant difference. This one has a completely different method of operating: All of the victims are young, single, handsome, male, and African-American. Needing answers, Jaz turns to his ex-wife , Dhana,for help in profiling the killer. As the clues pile up, her sense of justice and a growing conviction that no one is safe with this killer on the loose tells her something no one counted on:The most dangerous serial killer in Atlanta's history is a woman! October, 2002 Winner "Word Weaving Award of Excellence". Available from Lulu.com
ALL FOR LOVE (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:34PM
Description: It's true that you can pick your friends, but you can't pick your family: how about the man in your life? For Rachel Solomon, a woman determined to take her love life into her own hands, running family interference is bound to turn her life upside down. When she "fakes" a relationship to throw her well-meaning family off track, Max Sterling, her partner in deception has an agena of his own. Add a woman scorned, the original "Hell Date" and know that this adventure in family and romance could only happen with the best of intentions. Available from www.Lulu.Com.
DREAM RUNNER (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:34PM
Description: Marlea Kellogg fell in love with running at an early age. She knew that running would always determine the path of her life and prayed that that path would include Olympic gold. AJ Yarborough was fast enough to run into the NFL and beyond -- maybe even the Hall of Fame. Time and training have a cost that they have both willingly paid. Now, both at critical junctures of their careers, who could have known that they would run into each other?
WHEN LOVE CALLS (Romance)
0 chapters   —   updated Jun 01, 2008 12:44AM
Description: A woman on the cusp of change... turning 40, widowed, with an eight year-old daughter, Davida Lawrence is sure that life has taken on a pattern of its own, and that the only things left to her are her dreams. Atlanta based cartoonist, Marcus Benton grew up coloring his dreams with passion and fantasy. He's dreamed of a world shaped by imagination and magic. Now, he's ready for real life -- and the right woman to share it with. A dark and stormy night, a misconnected telephone call, and when has a wrong number ever been so right? Voted "Book Of The Year", Romance In Color (1999)
"This Side Of Forever" (Romance)
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Description: "This Side Of Forever" is a novella included in BOUQUET (a Mother's Day anthology). Everybody knows that mothers are angels, and that mother always knows what's best -- or at least that's what they would have us believe. For Rhonda and William, their mother's best efforts mean challenges of the most romantic kind. Throw in the vested interests of William's children, a sexy case of mistaken identity, a little corporate intrigue, and you've got the makings of love for a lifetime and a tale worth remembering.
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Helen Keller
“I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the colour and fragrance of a flower - the Light in my darkness, the Voice in my silence.”
Helen Keller

H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

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“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!”
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“There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.”
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“It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable.”
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message 13: by Gail (last edited Jan 04, 2010 05:26PM)

Gail Shalonda wrote: "Hey Gail, Thanks for accepting me. I pray that all is well with you and yours. Great things to behold for us in 2010. Be peaceful and keep in touch.

Shalonda "Treasure" Williams
[book:A Heart's Th..."


Hi Shalonda,

Looking forward to chatting and learning so much more in 2010. Stay well, and know that I am going to try to stay in closer touch with everyone... Oops, was that a new year's resolution? I really DO plan to make this one last!


message 12: by Gail (last edited Jan 04, 2010 05:26PM)

Gail Felecia wrote: "Gail,
You are such a talent. I started Dream Runner on Tuesday and I am already on page 257. I LOVE IT. You give such good detail and description that I can picture all the characters in my head ..."


Hello!

I am soooo bad at this! Can you believe I just figured this out? Please don't think I am rude -- I'm just lost! Thanks for your kind words.


Shalonda Williams-McClendon Hey Gail, Thanks for accepting me. I pray that all is well with you and yours. Great things to behold for us in 2010. Be peaceful and keep in touch.

Shalonda "Treasure" Williams
A Heart's Thoughts Love Walk Meditations Series


message 10: by Liane

Liane Spicer Hi Gail,
Thank you for accepting my friendship, and congrats on your achievements!


message 9: by Saleh

Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.



Dianne Ascroft Thanks for adding me to your friends, Gail. It's always nice to meet a fellow writer - I'd love to be writing fulltime too. Best of luck with your current work in progress, Dream Keeper.

Dianne Ascroft,
www.geocities.com/dianne_ascroft


Felecia Parker Gail,
You are such a talent. I started Dream Runner on Tuesday and I am already on page 257. I LOVE IT. You give such good detail and description that I can picture all the characters in my head like a movie. I'm so impressed and excited that I've been sneaking reads at work between emails and phone calls. Wonderful! Just wonderful!


Shawnette Oh, yeah...I forgot to ask...can I get the name and number of the HOTTIE on the cover...LOL...SHHH...just don't tell my hubby...just kidding...but I do love the cover...the design and the black and white photo...very nicely put together...Happy Reading :-)


Shawnette Hey, Gail...I just want to let you know I enjoyed your novel, "Dream Runner"...SURPRISINGLY; since I'm not a BIG sports fan...but it is a well written, inspiring and still a very entertaining romance...good job...and thanks for sharing...Happy Reading & Writing :-)


Charlette Hi Gail,


Thanks for including me in your circle of friends.

Have a great day!
Charlette


Sharon Hi Gail and fellow Ohioan...thank you for adding me to your circle of friends. I have Dream Runner but just haven't read it yet. I hope to get to it soon.


Lincoln I am delighted to be your friend!

LP


Shawnette Hey, Gail...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...it's a pleasure to meet you...I like to wish you the best of luck on your road to becoming a successful fulltime writer...and I'm looking forward to chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...have a blessed week...Happy Reading & Writing :-)


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