Gail Ann Gibbs

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Gail Ann Gibbs grew up in the Texas Panhandle, and continues to live and write in the sunny Southwest. She ended up with two college degrees (neither related to writing) and has been employed in a variety of interesting jobs, some of which may end up in novels someday.

Gail has four novels with the personalized-romance publisher, has some short stories published, won a few contests, and owns a very fine collection of rejection letters. She put together five of the short stories as Sketches in the Air, in 2014 and her latest book is the gentle fantasy They Called Me Dragon: A Narrative Account of my Adventures on the Planet Earth.

Gail enjoys the Arizona sun with her husband and some really big goldfish.

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Gail Ann Gibbs Thank you! I had a lot of fun imagining the traditional legends from the dragon's point of view. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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They Called Me Dragon A Narrative Account of My Adventures on the Planet Earth by Gail Ann GibbsShows how much I pay attention. I put together preview PDFs of my books to share here, but just now noticed that they already have previews, linked to Amazon, of course. Oh well. I've included Chapters 1 and 2 of They Called Me Dragon anyway, over in the My Writing section. There may be short stories added in the future, as I get around to including them. I'll keep you posted... Read more of this blog post »
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They Called Me Dragon: A Narrative Account of My Adventures on the Planet Earth (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Sample excerpt: A peaceful retreat goes terribly wrong for a gentle alien when he is mistaken for a dragon.
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One of the best high fantasy novels I've read in a long time. The characters may be archetypes (the wandering warrior, the beast-master, etc.), but they are not stereotypes. The characters are all well-rounded (including the villains) and enjoyable. ...more
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Terry Pratchett
“A lot hinges on the fact that, in most circumstances, people are not allowed to hit you with a mallet. They put up all kinds of visible and invisible signs that say, 'Do not do this' in the hope that it'll work, but if it doesn't, then they shrug, because there is, really, no real mallet at all.”
Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals

Ray Bradbury
“I've written about 2,000 short stories; I've only published 300 and I feel I'm still learning. Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as a writer.
Ray Bradbury, 1967 interview
(Doing the Math - that means for every story he sold, he wrote six "un-publishable" ones. Keep typing!)”
Ray Bradbury

Martin Luther King Jr.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

Terry Pratchett
“But the helmet had gold decoration, and the bespoke armorers had made a new gleaming breastplate with useless gold ornamentation on it. Sam Vimes felt like a class traitor every time he wore it. He hated being thought of as one of those people that wore stupid ornamental armor. It was gilt by association.”
Terry Pratchett, Night Watch

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

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Gail Gibbs Yay! I have a new short story "Combustion" available for all to see in Western SFA's e-zine The Nameless Zine. Check it out at

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