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Gayle Martin has been "edutaining" audiences since 2001 with her unique brand of storytelling. She is also the author of the award-winning Luke and Jenny series of historical novels for young readers.

    

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A second-generation Phoenix native, Gayle (Homes) Martin graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in art and then pursued postgraduate studies at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.  She worked for several years as a free-lance graphic designer and illustrator, winning numerous prestigious awards along the way.

Gayle wrote and self-published her first book, Anna's Kitchen: a Compilation of WWII Ration Recipes, in 2005.  This was followed in 2006 with Gunfight at the O.K. Corral: Luke and Jenny Visit Tombstone.  Published by Five Star Publications, Inc., Gunfight at the O.K. Corral became the first in the Luke and Jenny series of historical novels for young readers.

Gayle currently resides in Tucson, Arizona has now begun writing romance novels as Marina Martindale.



Accomplishments: Finalist - Indie Awards of Excellence - Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War a Luke and Jenny Adventure.

Honorable Mention Hollywood Book Festival - Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Luke and Jenny Visit Tombstone.
     



Books

Gunfight at the OK Corral Luke and Jenny Visit Tombstone by Gayle Martin
Luke and his sister Jenny are mysteriously swept back in time. What begins as a normal family vacation to historic Tombstone, Arizona, suddenly changes when they find themselves face-to-face with Wyatt Earp and others at the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral. A true story presented in a fascinating tale....
  

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Riding with the James Gang: a Luke and Jenny Adventure by Gayle Martin
Luke and his sister Jenny travel back in time once again as they follow in the footsteps of the notorious James-Younger outlaw gang....
  

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Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War a Luke and Jenny Adventure by Gayle Martin
A visit to Lincoln, New Mexico is suddenly interrupted when two youngsters are mysteriously swept back in time and come face-to-face with Billy the Kid....
  

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Anna's Kitchen A Compilation of W.W.II Ration Recipes by Gayle Martin
Imagine the government telling you how much meat or chicken you could buy, or how much sugar or flour you could have. Strange as it may seem, at one time it actually happened....
  

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Short Stories

Another Excerpt from Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
 by Gayle Martin
It began as a normal family vacation to historic Tombstone, Arizona. Suddenly that all changed when Luke and his sister Jenny found themselves with the people who were present at the famous gunfight ...


Excerpt from Riding with the James Gang: a Luke and Jenny Adventure
 by Gayle Martin
Luke and his sister Jenny travel back in time once again as they follow in the footsteps of the notorious James-Younger outlaw gang....


Excerpt for Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War
 by Gayle Martin
"Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War a Luke and Jenny Adventure" by Gayle Martin. ...


Excerpt from Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Luke and Jenny Visit Tombstone
 by Gayle Martin
It began as a normal family vacation to historic Tombstone, Arizona. Suddenly that all changed when Luke and Jenny found themselves with the people who were present at the famous gunfight near the O....


Sample Recipes From Anna's Kitchen WWII Cookbook
 by Gayle Martin
Take a trip back in time in your own kitchen... Anna's Kitchen is a collection of historic WWII ration recipes made from scratch just like Grandma used to make. Whether you are a history bu...


Another Excerpt from Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War
 by Gayle Martin
Luke and his sister Jenny have been mysteriously swept back in time by Paul, their ghost guide, and find themselves face-to-face with Billy the Kid. They are about to witness one of the more notable ...



Articles

How To Hire an Illustrator for Your Next Book
 by Gayle Martin
Finding the right illustrator for your next book can be a daunting task. Here are some tips from an author and book designer to make the process easier...


Out of Bookstore Book Signings
 by Gayle Martin
A book store isn't the only place where an author can sign his or her books....


A Quick and Easy Way to Help Promote Your Book
 by Gayle Martin
As authors we're always looking for ways to promote our books. Here's one that's quick and easy, and won't cost a lot of money....


How to Write a Good Review for a 'Bad' Book
 by Gayle Martin
Have you ever had a friend or colleague ask you to write a review of their book, only to find you didn't like it? Now what do you do? ...


The Author Myth
 by Gayle Martin
Do you want to write a book so you can become rich and famous? If so, you're probably going to end up feeling very disappointed....


How to Create Effective Promotional Materials for Your Book
 by Gayle Martin
Not sure what kind of hand-outs to use at your next book fair or book signing? Here are some affordable and effective ideas from a graphic designer turned author....


What's in a Dot Com Name?
 by Gayle Martin
My father always said that if you are going to start a business include your name in your business name as your name is one of the few things in life that truly belongs to you. ...


What Museum Volunteers Want
 by Gayle Martin
Does your institution work with volunteers? Does your staff want to improve its relationship with your volunteers? Here are some common sense suggestions from an experienced volunteer....


How to Hire a Book Designer
 by Gayle Martin
Congratulations! You’ve just finished writing your book. What’s next? ...


Is There a Looming Food Shortage?
 by Gayle Martin
I've been pondering this question for sometime now. Especially in these uncertain times....



News

Helping Other Writers and Authors
 by Gayle Martin
My blog has many helpful tips for writers and authors....


Riding with the James Gang: a Luke and Jenny Adventure
 by Gayle Martin
Riding with the James Gang, the third installment in the Luke and Jenny series of historical novels, is now available....


New Billy the Kid Novel a Finalist in 2007 Indie Excellence Book Awards
 by Gayle Martin
"Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War A Luke and Jenny Adventure," the second installment of the Luke and Jenny series of historical novels by Arizona author and storyteller Gayle Martin, has been...


Gunfight at the O.K. Corral an Honorable Mention at Hollywood Book Festival
 by Gayle Martin
Historical novel for young readers receives an Honorable Mention in Hollywood....


New Cover Design for Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
 by Gayle Martin
The book Gunfight at the O.K Corral will have a new look....


I'm Changing Publishers
 by Gayle Martin
It's official. Five Star Publications in Chandler, Arizona, will now be publishing Gayle Martin's books....


Wild West Comes Alive for Young Readers in New Novel About Billy the Kid
 by Gayle Martin
"Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War," is the second installment in the Luke and Jenny series of historical novels for young readers. It is scheduled for release in October, 2007....


Links

The Official Luke and Jenny Books Website
Includes information on the Luke and Jenny series of historical novels and how to invite Gayle to speak at your meeting or event.


From the Writer's Desk
Gayle's blog includes includes helpful tips on writing and publishing and she occasionally throws in her two cents about life in general.

The Adventures of an Accidental Ghost Hunter
I'm not a professional ghost hunter, but I do spend time at historical sites, be it performing as a storyteller at an event, having a book signing, or researching my next book. Most of the time I don't even know I've had a ghostly encounter until I get my pictures developed. That's what makes me The Accidental Ghost Hunter.

My Timeless Cuisine
Timeless Cuisine is a place to discuss recipes and cooking tips, and sample a few recipes from Gayle's WWII ration recipe cookbook.


Additional information

The Luke and Jenny series of historical novels for young readers teach history in a way that is fun and entertaining. Readers will think they're reading an exciting adventure story, but they may not realize they're learning real history too.

 
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