Gail Shepherd’s debut middle grade novel The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins published in March 2019 from Kathy Dawson Books/Penguin. Gail received her creative M.A. from the University of Florida in poetry. She has spent her life writing in lots of genres: comic serial magazine stories, food writing, crime reporting, coverage of local politics, book and movie reviews, essays and poems. She co-published her own biweekly newspaper in the ‘90s, and more recently worked extensively in the K-12 education industry, supporting teachers and schools. She’s a fourth generation Floridian on her mother’s side, and she lives in South Florida now with her little family, two dogs, and an awful lot of mosquitos. You can visit Gail online at GailShepherdauthor.com.