Join Gail Lee Martin’s Fan Page on Facebook

January 10, 2010

Become a fan of Gail’s by joining her Fan Page on Facebook. Get the news when her next book comes out and get announcements when she attends a book signing. Check out the photos posted there.


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.

Gail Lee Martin's second book

Topic Guides

November 12, 2009

My Flint Hills Childhood covers a variety of topics and now these are featured on the Squidoo website.  They include individual lenses on pet badgers, feed sack dresses, collecting aprons, the Flint Hills, an old-fashioned Thanksgiving, an old-fashioned Halloween and an old-fashioned Christmas. The lens (webpage) that pulls it all together is Gail Martin – A Lensograpy. Take a look at these topic guides and put comments on them so we see how you like them.

Here are the individual topic guides that I’ve created so far:

  • A Pet Badger
  • An Old-Fashioned Christmas
  • An Old-Fashioned Halloween
  • An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving
  • Bertha McGhee
  • Clyde Martin’s Family History
  • Collecting Aprons
  • Feedsack Dresses
  • Gail Lee Martin – A Lensography
  • Getting Older
  • It’s Turkey Day
  • Make a Thrifty Christmas into a Merry Christmas
  • Octogenarian Self-Publishes Memoirs
  • Promoting a Self-Published Book
  • Self-Publishing with Blurb
  • Small Town Kansas – A Lensography
  • Small Town Kansas: Hamilton
  • Small Town Kansas: Reading
  • Teterville, Kansas
  • The Flint Hills of Kansas
  • Tyro, Kansas
  • Write Family Memories for Our Echo
  • Writers at 80 and 90
  • 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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    October 22, 2009
    Don't miss this fun event on Saturday, November 7 !!

    Don't miss this fun event on Saturday, November 7 !!

    November 7 – Book Signing

    October 20, 2009

    If you missed the book launch for My Flint Hills Childhood at the Kansas Oil Museum, you have another chance to meet the author.

    Who: Gail Lee Martin

    What: Book Signing and Bookstore Christmas Open House

    When: Saturday, November 7, starting at 1 pm

    Where:  Jackrabbit Hollow Bookstore at 113 N. Walnut in Peabody, KS

    For more information call:  620-983-2600
    Book Store in Peabody, KS

    Book Store in Peabody, KS

    Very Successful Book Launch!

    October 18, 2009

    The Kansas Oil Museum had a capacity crowd for the Meet the Author. Forty-five to fifty-five people squeezed into the meeting room to munch cookies, drink punch and greet the authors. Tonda Alvarez and her daughters catered the refreshments and Lilah Weber from Texas handled the book sale table.

    The authors (Gail Lee Martin, Ervin Grant, Carol J. Garriott, and Cynthia Jo Ross) each gave a brief talk about their book and read an excerpt. The audience then surrounded the sale table to purchase copies for autographing. A photographer from the El Dorado Times captured the event for the newspaper. Martin’s daughter, Virginia Allain from Florida, taped the author talks and plans to post them on You Tube soon.

    Gail was surprised to see cousins and second cousins who traveled from Missouri and parts of Kansas for the event. Also attending was an old school chum that she hadn’t seen in 75 years. They had attended grade school together.

    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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    Gail Martin’s First Book

    July 12, 2009

    my flint hills childhood

     The cover for My Flint Hills Childhood 


    Here’s the book description:
    A childhood on the Kansas prairies in the 1930s springs vividly to life in the detailed memories of Gail Martin. Her simple accounts of long ago school days, celebrations and family life are a treasure. Travel back in time to life in the Flint Hills during the Great Depression and the time leading up to World War II.
    The memories include her father’s work in the oil field, trips to town in the family’s Model A, raising her pet badger, fishing on the Cottonwood River, and wearing dresses made from feed sack material.

    Preview the first fifteen pages online, of My Flint Hills Childhood by Gail Lee Martin at Blurb, where it’s available in hardback or paperback.