Welcome!

Did you enjoy playing Where’s Waldo? If you did, then I have a new challenge for you – play Go Get Gnorman – and find the missing gnome from Take The Trophy and Run before it’s too late and he gets away again!

About me, I’m an author, musician, mom, dog owner, and lizard lover. I hope we share something in common, and I know we do – a love for reading good books.

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4 1/2 stars review – Romantic Times 

Released AUGUST 2013:
THE PATH TO PINEY MEADOWS (Piney Meadows series)
When Pigs and Parrots Fly
Running from his frustrating life, Chad arrives in the remote town of Piney Meadows where he falls in love, both with the people of the Old Order Mennonite community, and his secretary, Anna. But Anna is not happy in Piney Meadows. The Mennonite community is changing, but not fast enough for her. She longs to move to Minneapolis. When she’s ready to leave Chad contemplates leaving with her, but a personal crisis shakes Chad to his core. Feeling let down by everyone—including God—Chad wonders if Anna will now desert him too.
Click the link to buy The Path to Piney Meadows

If you haven’t already read THE NARROW PATH, which is book one in the Piney Meadows series, this is a good time to get it, in either print from your local bookstore or click to buy it as an ebook on your Kindle or Nook Book.

 

 

RELEASED IN MARCH 2013: When Pigs and Parrots Fly
WHEN PIGS (AND PARROTS) FLY
This the next book in the Bloomfied series, and carries on where Stan and Amber left off, with Josh and Sarah. Follow along with Sarah as she finds herself immersed in a role in which she wants no part, which comes to a head when, leading us to the book’s title, pigs don’t fly, but parrots do…

 

Click here to order WHEN PIGS AND PARROTS FLY

Joining me in this series are Debby Mayne and Kathi Macias for starters, and soon more after that.

 

RELEASED NOVEMBER 2012

Takle the Trophy and Run coverTAKE THE TROPHY AND RUN

This is Book One in the Bloomfield series, which is about a townful of quirky but loveable souls.
When Gnorman the Gnome disappears, taking the trophy hostage, join Stan as he follows Amber around Bloomfield – while Amber is trying to win the Gnome’s trophy, Stan is tyring to win Amber’s heart.
Click here to order TAKE THE TROPHY AND RUN
  
  

PREVIOUS RELEASE – MARCH 2012
STILL AVAILABLE IN PAPER AND EBOOK.

SEATTLE CINDERELLA

Welcome to the saga of a modern day Cinderella (aka Cindy), along with the rest of the ladies in the tale: her step-sister Anastasia (aka Annie), Drusella (aka Zella), and her Fairy Godmother (aka Farrah the godmother).

Click here to buy SEATTLE CINDERELLA
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The Narrow Path – book one in the Piney Meadows series

You’re invited to check out the BOOK TRAILER for THE NARROW PATH. If you’ve already read the book, then you’ll enjoy watching it because everything in the book trailer is somewhere in the book. Make sure your volume is on, because not only did I take most of the photographs, I also created the music track. My hero and heroine are Mennonites, one modern, one Old Order, and the differences between them are both challenging and fun.
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My Christmas novella for 2008 – A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS was a finalist in the 2009 ACFW Book of the Year contest. I don’t often enter contests, but I’m glad I entered this one. If you haven’t read it, you don’t have to wait until next Christmas, it’s always on Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.

 

Whether you want to browse, read, look at pictures, or add a message to my guestbook, it’s all here. Welcome, and thanks for coming.

  
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31 comments

  1. Karen Haley says:

    I just finished reading “The Narrow Path” and so enjoyed the mix of old order Mennonite traditions with a person from a more contemporary Mennonite church. I grew up in a Mennonite home/church in Mt. Lake, MN, and recognized many of the last names in the story. I found myself wishing that recipes for some of the wonderful foods you described were included in the book. Maybe they are on your website?

    • Gail Sattler says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed it. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love the real classic Mennonite dishes. I don’t have the recipes on my website, but now that you mention it, that seems like a very good idea. I have a website devoted to my Mennonite series, http://www.mennoniteromancenovel.com – when I’m finished writing the book I’m no working on, maybe I should open a section there for recipes. Hmmmm……

  2. Coleen McKeehan says:

    Gail, I read and loved The Narrow Path and just finished The Path to Piney Meadows. I read it quickly and enjoyed it very much. The one point that I had a hard time dealing with was Chad’s total lack of communication with his parents — even on Christmas day – not even to talk to them? That is just too hard to believe, especially if he grew up having a Bible and going to church. I can understand to simplify the plot, you left them out, but it isn’t realistic. That is the only thing I think was missing, otherwise I loved the book. I’m anxious for Brian to find a gal.

    • Gail Sattler says:

      In the story I had set up that Chad’s parents spent their time traveling, which is why they didn’t appear in the story. Of course we can’t put in every detail of the main character’s lives or the book would have too much distraction. In my mind, I envisioned him sending emails to his parents with the occasional phone conversation, but it seemed none of those made it into the book. Sorry about that!
      When this series continues, Brian will be in there finding a gal, for sure. :)

  3. Karen Anderson says:

    Hi Gail,
    I just read your article about the “four” types of publishers available to romance writers, and realized my publisher (Liquid Silver Books) doesn’t fit into any of your categories. LSBooks is an e-book publisher that works like an “old-school” publisher in that they provide full editorial services (content editor and a FLE editor) as well as all cover art/design. They don’t pay anything upfront, but they do pay a 40 % royalty. They published my second book, “Undercover Lover” and we are now working together on my third book, “A Forever Kind of Love.” I had a very poor experience with my first publisher; however, my experience with LSBooks has been terrific.
    Sincerely,
    Karen Anderson (KS Anderson)

    • Gail Sattler says:

      I’m glad you’re having better success and a have a better relationship with your current publisher. The relationship is very important. I wish you all the best in your writing and publishing adventures, and for sure, it is an adventure. :)

  4. Shely Larrimer says:

    I just finished reading Almost Twins. And yes I like happily-ever-after novels. I like Christian Romance, and glad I found Gail Sattler. I read it on my NOOK. It was really good to learn about the cabin, and how they made due with little provisions. I loved the ending. I had to leave a note for the author. :) God bless…

  5. Delores Topliff says:

    I’m a friend of MTagg’s, now live in MN but from Vancouver, WA & lived in beautiful West Point Grey when I married a Cdn. & attended UBC for nearly 2 years. I’m always glad to discover good writers from our home region–will look forward to getting acquainted w/ your books. All the best! My site is delorestopliff.com if you have time.

  6. Judy Lyon says:

    Dear Gail,
    I’m reading “The Wedding’s On” and I’m finding it a most unique story about love. When I reached where Janice and Trevor exchange information with each other that they have never told anyone else. I remembered that there’s a part of my life I’ve never told anyone about and I’m going to tell my boyfriend as he’s shared some things with me that he’s never told anyone. I’m almost 75 years old. My son has aspergers and is hyperactive. He was wild when growing up and broke windows, starated fires, disobeyed, etc. I tried everything from removing privaleges and spanking, nothing worked. I became distraught, beat my head against the wall, saw psychologists, got a degree in Child Development trying to find out what was wrong with him and how to fix him. However, I never told anyone, including the doctors what was going on. He started hitting me when he got bigger that me. I ended up hitting him with my fist, yelling at him, I nearly broke his ear drum. All when I was home alone with him. Today he’s an accountant, and cares for his self and family. He’s a Christian and God has changed things. But I’ve still never told anyone so I’m going to do that as soon as possible and all from reading that one part of “The Weddings On” where Trever and Janice shared their secrets. I know it will help me accept myself.
    Thank you for this story,
    Judy Lyon

  7. Trish says:

    I can’t believe I haven’t read any of your books before, but I just downloaded The Narrow Path after hearing about it on Pixel of Ink and could not put it down! I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish it and am thrilled to hear that there is a sequel coming out, as well as lots of other books from you to check out.

    If you do any blog tours or blogger review copies, I would love to be put on that list. Besides my personal blog, I am part of the review team at 5 Minutes for Books (http://5minutesforbooks.com).

    Blessings!!

  8. Gail Sattler says:

    I’ve been copied on blog comments a couple of times, but I have to accept that if I write it on a blog, it’s open for everyone to read, and sometimes that means to take. Since there can be no proper monitoring or regulating this, despite copyright rules, the only method you can use not to have your content ripped off is don’t post anything on the web that you don’t want to have copied with or without your permission.

    • Gail Sattler says:

      You can also let whomever has copied it know that it is yours and they have to take it down, if they don’t you can contact their ISP to take the whole site down. Most people respond to the request. The easiest way to see if you content is copied is just put it in google and see if the exact same text comes up in other places.

  9. (not shown) says:

    First of all I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing. I’ve had difficulty clearing my
    thoughts in getting my thoughts out. I do enjoy writing however it just seems
    like the first 10 to 15 minutes are lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin.

    Any recommendations or tips? Appreciate it!

  10. Flo Roberts says:

    Thank you for answering – I found more of your books in the libraries – I live on Cape Cod so that is 70 miles of libraries and not one had any of your books BUT they were really great in going off Cape (such as to Boston and Woburn, etc.) where they did have some of your books and got them for me to read – I loved them all. It makes me wonder what type of books on Cape Cod the readers here like but they are surely missing some GREAT WORKS!!!
    The library system is called CLAMS and it doesnt go everywhere to search for books so I feel very forturnate in getting those that they did get for me.
    I will be anxiously awaiting the new books that you have coming out. God Bless

  11. jan pierce says:

    P.S.

    I began my journey with the Lord in the Mennonite church. Still keep in touch with many Mennonite friends. I look forward to reading your Mennonite book.
    Jan Pierce
    http://www.janpierce.net/blog

  12. jan pierce says:

    Hi Gail,
    Wanted to thank you for your helpful comments at the OCW conference. Prema may never see the light of day, but I’m on a learning path in fiction. Enjoying Seattle Cinderella. Blessings.

    • Gail Sattler says:

      It was a pleasure meeting you, and also a pleasure talking about you and your book. We’re all on a learning curve, and that’s a very good place to be, I’m on a learning curve too. I’m glad you’re enjoying Seattle Cinderella. As you can probably tell, it was a lot of fun to write. :)

  13. LorAlyce Allen says:

    Just finished reading ‘The Narrow Path’ and had to write and let you know of the joy you brought to my heart. It’s so refreshing to read a story without cringing over the crude language or worse, the needless sexual content. I’m not a prude…. or oh well, maybe I am a little bit… at any rate, thank you, thank you. I plan on reading your other books as well.

    LorAlyce

  14. flo roberts says:

    Hi Gail,
    I am re-reading your The Weddings on and Walking the Dog – your books are hilarious and so interesting I don’t want to put them down.
    I stopped subscribing to Heartsong Presents because l) I didnt want the historical books and two the price went up so is there anywhere else I can purchase your books besides online?
    I see by reading above today that I can get one at Barnes and Noble – how about libraries? Keep up the good work and I look forward to all those that I have missed. God Keep on Blessing You and Yours.

  15. Tina Friesen says:

    Hi Gail,
    I noticed that you are participating as a mentor at the OCW Summer Conference. I live in BC and am driving down to the conference. Would you like to drive down with me? I think it’s likely that you have already made your travel arrangements, but I thought I’d offer. Tina

  16. Sandra (Penner) Warfield says:

    I downloaded The Narrow Path because the characters are Mennonites. I fondly remember my Uncle and Dad telling us stories of our Mennonite relatives and ancestors. Imagine my delight and surprise to see names of my family’s friends and relatives in the book, such as Friesens and Janzens, even my maiden name of Penner! The love story was so tender and the message of God was not compromised, making this one of my favorite books. Thank you Gail! I too look forward to reading more of your books. God bless, from Nebraska

  17. Its very refreshing to find an author who writes harlequin romances It was noted we bear the same last names. Could you give us a little history lesson of your geneology? My father in law was Herman Sattler and came from Todden, Austria in the early 1920′s. His father was Frank. He had 9 brothers two which came to Canada Martin and Matt. A cousin named Carl Sattler lived in B.C.

    • Gail Sattler says:

      Peter Sattler (Tim’s father) was born in Saskatchewan, North Battleford area, his father arrived in Canada in 1911 with 3 kids, later to have 11 kids. They left Saint Petersberg Russia where they were in a village that was taken from Germany in the 1800′s, we believe they were originally from southern Germany but not sure where. Peter and his wife Lillian moved to B.C. 35 years ago, only Tim came out with them the other two sons stayed in Winnipeg. This is Tim Gail’s husband writing, I have access to her site and was doing some maintenance and noticed the question.

  18. Dearr Gail Sattler,
    today is my first time to ever picked up your novel and read, and what actually captured me to read it, is the fact that it is a christian novel. i saw it in a friends house and got captivated in it. i could not drop it until i finished reading it and the zeal to get in touch with you took over me.

  19. Delores S. Garrison says:

    I read your Men In Praise series and wondered why there was not a story about Paul.

  20. Tina says:

    I just finished reading The Narrow Path this morning..I found myself teary eyed through parts of the book..I am of Catholic faith but this book seemed interesting..I LOVED IT!!! I am sad however, that I have to wait so long to read the next book..I can’t wait for it to come out..Ted and Maranda make such a great couple..You have done GREAT work with this book..I LOVE IT!! Loved it so much, it only took me 2 days to read..I couldn’t put it down..LOL

  21. Ronya Ervin says:

    Gail…I found and loved The Narrow Path! In fact, I finished reading it two days ago and still Ted and Miranda and the others have been on mind. I’m bummed that the book is over. I had to come find your website to see if you please, please, please had another one coming out to make this a series. It made my night to see that another one is coming! I’m looking forward to it already. And it looks like you have some others I can enjoy in the meantime. Thank you! :O)

    • Gail Sattler says:

      Yes, I’m working on the book that follows The Narrow Path right now. It picks up exactly where The Narrow Path left off, and I’m having a lot of fun with it. But yes, in the meantime, a few in between. Gotta keep busy. :)

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