Gail Gaymer Martin is a Christian speaker and an American novelist living in a Detroit, Michigan suburb.

Early life

It took Gail nearly 50 years to realize that an inspirational comment from her third grade teacher would be enough proof that she was indeed “…an excellent writer.” Now as an award-winning author of over forty novels and a million books in print, Gail can sit back and chuckle at her early writings. As a pre-teen, she wrote a series of Nancy Drew-type mysteries, and in her teen years, she wrote romances. As an aspiring young author, she didn’t realize romance needed a happy ending. Too often, the heroine was killed off at the end.[1]


Gail formatted several Christmas programs for her church and submitted them to CSS Publishing in September 1994 which started her career in writing. She received her first book contract in January 1995, six months before she retired from her school counselor position at Madison High School in Madison Heights, Michigan. She sold her first novel to Barbour Publishing in 1998 and it was released in Oct 1998.[2] Her second novel sold shortly thereafter; released in May 1999 and that same year in June she sold to Steeple Hill. She is still currently writing for both publishers.


Born and raised in Michigan, Gail lives with her husband, Bob, who she considers to be her greatest fan, who also happens to be her proofreader. Along with writing, Gail enjoys music, and she especially enjoys singing as a soloist and choir member at her church; she is a member of the Detroit Lutheran Singers. Gail also plays handchimes and handbells.[3]



  • Garlic and Roses (March 2008)
  • Butterfly Trees (August 2008)
  • The Christian Kite (reissue October 2008)


  • With Christmas In His Heart, 2007 National Readers’ Choice Award
  • With Christmas In His Heart, 2007 Award of Excellence - Finalist
  • With Christmas In His Heart, 2007 Holt Medallion- Finalist
  • Finding Christmas, 2006 Booksellers Best Award
  • Finding Christmas, 2006 Colorado Writers Award Of Excellence - Finalist
  • Finding Christmas, 2006 Gayle Wilson Award Of Excellence - Finalist
  • Finding Christmas, 2006 Desert Rose Golden Quill
  • Loving Feelings, 2006 Desert Rose Golden Quill
  • Adam’s Promise, 2005 Booksellers Best Award
  • Christmas Moon in That Christmas Feeling, 2005 Inspirational Readers Choice Contest 3rd place
  • Adam's Promise, 2005 Holt Medallion - Finalist
  • Loving Hearts, 2004 Inspirational Readers Choice - Finalist
  • The Christmas Kite, 2004 Holt Medallion - Finalist
  • Loving Ways, 2004 - Golden Quill - Finalist
  • Loving Treasures, 2003 - Holt Medallion Award for short inspirational
  • Loving Treasures - 3rd place - Blue Boa Award -March 2003
  • A Love for Safekeeping 2003 -1st place - Winter Rose for short inspirational
  • A Love for Safekeeping - Romantic Times Best Love Inspired of 2002
  • A Love for Safekeeping, Book of the Year Award for short inspirational

American Christian Romance Writers Conference - October 2002

  • Her Secret Longing, 2002 - 2nd place - National Booksellers Best Award for traditional romance
  • Upon A Midnight Clear, 2001 Holt Medallion Award for short inspirational
  • Upon A Midnight Clear, 2001 Finalist National Readers’ Choice Award

"The Mahogany Rocking Chair," 1st place - American Christian Writers, 1997

  • Dreaming of Castles - 5th place - "Touched By Love Contest"

Faith, Hope and Love Chapter, RWA, 1997

  • "A Dark and Stormy Knight Contest," - 3rd place, Iowa Romance Writers, RWA, 1997
  • 1996 Writer of the Year, Detroit Conference of The American Christian Writers


  1. About Gail. Gail Gaymer Martin’s Official Website. Retrieved on 2008-04-26.
  2. Interview with Gail Gaymer Martin. Thumb Michigan Writers Quill (May 2006). Retrieved on 2008-04-26.
  3. About Gail, Family. Gail’s Official Website. Retrieved on 2008-04-26.

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