Meet Gina

“All our dreams are possible if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney

Dear Guest,

At 5 feet tall, strangers must think I’m travel-size because I’m often stopped in the Southwest Airlines aisle and asked to take the middle seat. I actually agreed once and spent the entire four-hour trip without an armrest. Discomfort aside, I enjoy touring where I learn fascinating tidbits to put in my books.

When I’m not wondering or working, you’ll find me solving whodunit mystery puzzles. The clues and plot twists are great for my own writing. Tip: The poison is in the ice cube. I also love to bake and am a sucker for puppy videos.

Along with 250,000 women in the U.S., in 2009 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My journey was eased by caring family and friends who wrote me cards and letters. To encourage other women going through treatment, I started a charity called Girls Love Mail. Just be careful, Girls Love Male is completely different.

What I like most about writing is being the boss. In the real world I’m asked to take the middle seat. As a writer, my characters play, argue, dream, and fall in love at my command. It’s not a bad way to pass the time.

If you have any comments or questions, I’d love to hear from you. It’s lonely being the boss. Don’t forget to find out your perfect Austen man , sign up for my newsletter, and wow your friends with your napkin folding. Thank you for visiting.

Best,

Gina

Awards:
- San Francisco Lit Quake Short Story Contest
- Greyden Press Book Contest
- Soul-Making Literary Competition
- Workshop with Atlantic Magazine Editor, C. Michael Curtis
- Winner of the 2009 and 2004 Abilene Writer’s Guild Contests
- San Diego Stage University Conference Submission Award

Affiliations:
- Authors Guild
Association of Writing Professionals
Women’s National Book Association
California Writers Club Sacramento
– Capitol Region Writers Coffeehouse
Publications:
- Sacramento Stories on Stage
- 82 Star Review
- AAA Highroads Magazine
- Ladies Home Journal
- PC Computing
- Smart Electronics
- San Diego Home and Garden
- Metropolitan Magazine
- San Diego Visitor’s Guide
- San Diego E Magazine
- Computer Edge
- San Diego Family Magazine
- San Diego County Real Estate Executive
- Examiner.com
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