Gale Martin

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

I'm a writer. Novels and short stories, mostly. I've published three novels, DON JUAN IN HANKEY, PA; GRACE UNEXPECTED; and WHO KILLED 'TOM JONES'? -- all humorous contemporary fiction available at, Barnes & and iTunes.

I also blog about opera (the art form, not the platform) and review live opera as often as I can. I'd commit a misdemeanor to score some Babybel cheese and go weak-kneed for hummingbirds.

Underneath all the greasepaint and glitter, I am a wife, a mother of one, and a full-time marketing director, who owes the continued use of her bendable body parts to the wonderful Curves fitness salon in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.

One of my earliest writing teachers said, "Words are stones. Feel the weight of them." That stayed with me, guiding my editing and revision, more than any other single piece of writing advice.

  • Work
    • Marketing Director
  • Education
    • M.A. in Creative Writing, Wilkes University