Author Archives: Stephanie Gayle

About Stephanie Gayle

Stephanie Gayle's latest novel, Idyll Fears, is due out September 5th. Idyll Threats, the first in the Chief Lynch mysteries was published in 2015. Her first novel is My Summer of Southern Discomfort. Her stories and non-fiction have appeared in The Potomac Review, Kenyon Review Online and Punchnel’s, among others. She’s been nominated twice for a Pushcart prize. She can be found at www.stephaniegayle.com and https://twitter.com/StephofLegends.

Asking For Blurbs

There are many things I love about writing: creating stories, building worlds, meeting other writers, and talking about craft. There are some things I don’t love: the pay, the moments where I cannot solve a problem I created, and writing…

Writing Rituals

To write you have to sit and…write. That’s it. But for some of us, staying at that desk and writing is hard. There are a multitude of distractions: family, TV, a sunny day. So I’ve created a list of writing…

1,000,000 Words

The other day I was talking to my partner, Todd, as we commuted on the MBTA (red line represent!) He asked how many books I’d written. I began the sophisticated process of counting on my hands. Nine. I’ve written (not…

Hello, First Draft, My Old Friend

So, First Draft, we meet again. I just finished your brother a few weeks ago and stuck him in a (virtual) drawer. Don’t worry. You’re definitely meeting the same fate. Oh, stop screaming. Doesn’t the certainty of what’s going to…