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Sad News about Gail Lee Martin

January 27, 2013
Gail Martin shows copies of her new book, My Flint Hills Childhood (photo courtesy of The El Dorado Times newspaper)

Gail Martin shows copies of her new book, My Flint Hills Childhood (photo courtesy of The El Dorado Times newspaper)

Gail Lee Martin passed away from a heart attack on January 17, 2013. She fell breaking a hip in December.

You can read her obituary online and leave a message in the guestbook.

She was 88 years old. Three more books were in the works. Collaborating with her daughter, Virginia Allain, she was collecting material for a book about her aunt’s life as a missionary in Alaska, a book about her great-grandfather in the Civil War and a book about her own life that would follow-up My Flint Hills Childhood.


Gail’s Second Book – Clyde Owen Martin

September 18, 2011

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Book Award Winner

October 21, 2010

At the Kansas Authors Club convention in October, the 2010 Ferguson Kansas History Book Award was announced. My Flint Hills Childhood by Gail Lee Martin was the winner!

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Preview Gail Martin’s Second Book (paperback now available)

July 23, 2010

Books on Display

May 5, 2010

Gail Lee Martin’s books are the featured display at the Bradford Memorial Library in El Dorado, Kansas until May 15th. You can visit the library at 611 S. Washington. You’ll see the display as you enter the library’s lobby. It contains a large banner and her two published books:

  • My Flint Hills Childhood: Growing up in 1930s Kansas
  • Clyde Owen Martin: Family Memories of His Life and Times
Gail's books on display

Gail’s books on display

A Promo for Gail’s Books

April 25, 2010
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Gail’s Second Book Is Out

December 10, 2009

This one is a family effort, with Gail’s daughters Virginia Allain and Cynthia Ross contributing to the book as well. The heritage hardback edition is in the Blurb online bookstore now and the black and white paperback edition will be there in a week or so for ordering.

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Help Gail’s Book Win This Contest

October 25, 2009
Update: My Flint Hills Childhood didn’t win the contest, but a big thank you goes out to everyone who

visited the Blurb site and previewed Gail’s book. It sure felt good to see how many stopped by to

sample it. Thanks again!

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Book Now Available in Paperback!

September 10, 2009

my flint hills childhood - paperback versionGail Martin’s book, My Flint Hills Childhood: Growing Up in 1930s Kansas is just out in an affordable paperback version. All the pictures are black and white, but that fits fine since photos from that period are that way anyway.

Added to the book is a Table of Contents and at the end a section called More About The Author. Since it’s in size 12 font, the paperback version ends up being 187 pages long and easier for older eyes to read. Best of all, it’s online price is a budget-friendly $10.95 plus whatever the postage is to your area.

Preview and order your copy now at Blurb’s online bookstore and you should have it in your hands in just a few weeks.

Meet Gail Lee Martin in October

August 24, 2009
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