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Gail Lee Martin

Gail Lee Martin

Organization:Kansas Authors Club
Location:El Dorado, Kansas, USA
Contact:click here
Biography:Gail Martin is a 81-year-old retired Kansas housewife and mother of six. She has written all her life "but just for herself." Gail was 4-H leader for 30 years in Butler County Kansas and led the club in publishing a club newsletter. She won first place as newswriter for the Mother's Art EHU club for three years. In the last twenty years Gail has been published in the Tower Family Book, family histories in the Greenwood and Wilson County Kansas history books as well as Kanhistique, The Golden Years and Schooner magazines.
The author researched and entered Butler County's Historical Essay contest several years and says she just loves to research and write. For example, in 1995, she wrote a fiftieth-anniversary story about the history of The Little Ranger, a doodlebug that ran from Emporia through El Dorado to Winfield and back.
Gail was appointed Kansas Authors Club archivist in 1995 and held that position for ten years.
In 2009 I just published my childhood memories of growing up in the 1930s in Kansas. You can preview the first fifteen pages of the book on the Blurb website where it is available in paperback and hardback. My daughter Virginia Allain did the book design work for it. http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/757845
I have another on book on the way about my husband and his family. Should be out in August 2009.

Stories

Title ID Location Year Posted
Bridal Flowers 268 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2005 04/07/2006 11:06
My Civil War Hero 251 Andersonville, GA, USA 1864 04/03/2006 17:06
Remarkable Young Woman from Turkey Creek 254 Butler County, Kansas, USA 1900 04/03/2006 23:48
Triumph of a Country Woman 253 Butler County, Kansas, USA 1940 04/03/2006 22:24
My Wall of Books 259 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2006 04/04/2006 16:37
Kansas Crafted Treasures 264 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1996 04/05/2006 14:21
Homemade Love 281 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1936 04/11/2006 17:26
God's Springtime Masterpiece 283 Butler County, Kansas, USA 2006 04/12/2006 10:04
My Elderberry Jelly 288 Butler County, Kansas, USA 2003 04/13/2006 14:08
Voice recording available An Easter Memory 295 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1930 04/14/2006 12:57
Creating Heirlooms 297 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1970 04/14/2006 15:56
Cookbooks of Butler County 309 Butler County, Kansas, USA 2005 04/17/2006 20:36
I Was An Angel Once 317 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1930 04/22/2006 15:18
Have won an award Voice recording available Sponsored story Mother's aprons 339 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1930 04/27/2006 11:27
Have won an award Clothes Line 350 anywhere, USA 1930 04/30/2006 13:21
MY MOTHER WAS A WRITER IN 1924 352 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1924 04/30/2006 19:06
Trapeze Artist 377 Prescott, Kansas, USA 2006 05/04/2006 16:34
Did You Know Jack? 403 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1940 05/09/2006 21:56
My Mother-in-law Was Special 417 Emporia, Kansas, USA 1960 05/12/2006 20:05
Kansas Glass 422 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 2006 05/14/2006 12:10
Summer Fun 423 Linn County, Kansas, USA 1991 05/14/2006 16:29
The Original El Dorado Farmer's Market 561 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2006 06/20/2006 19:55
Cupid On Duty 431 Wichita, Kansas, USA 1997 05/17/2006 18:17
My Pioneering Great Grandmother 443 Madison Centre, Kansas Territory, USA 1832 05/21/2006 23:56
Why I Love Horses 449 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1940 05/24/2006 09:46
Jolly was a badger 459 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1930 05/26/2006 17:27
My Flint Hill's Daddy 489 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1936 06/04/2006 11:35
Skyline Art 587 Butler County, Kansas, USA 2006 06/30/2006 12:46
When Kansas Winds Blow 510 anyplace, Kansas, USA 1990 06/08/2006 14:57
Memories of Dad 512 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1930 06/09/2006 09:53
Landscaping with a Hobby 517 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1994 06/11/2006 12:21
My Family’s Patriotic Heritage 518 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1861 06/11/2006 15:56
Sam McGhee 523 Tyro, Kansas, USA 1900 06/12/2006 11:23
Precious Memories 628 Bourbon County, Kansas, USA 1996 07/08/2006 11:47
Button, Button Who’s Got the Button 654 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1940 07/21/2006 11:28
From Small Beginnings 655 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2006 07/21/2006 12:32
My Stubborn Little Crocuses 1781 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2007 03/07/2007 20:00
Christmas Card From Long Ago 3256 Tyro, Kansas, USA 1918 12/03/2007 19:50
The Day The Mad Dog Came 681 Woodward County, Oklahoma, USA 1905 07/29/2006 11:16
KANSAS AUTHORS CLUB’S 103rd ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION AND WRITING CONFERENCE Day Two 3253 Wichita, Kansas, USA 2007 12/02/2007 17:59
Wagon Wheels Are Rolling In Kansas 687 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2006 07/30/2006 10:23
Sharing Kansas Glass 688 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2006 07/30/2006 17:23
My Lucky Ones 695 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2006 07/31/2006 12:29
The Affair in Room 306 714 any city, any state, USA 1995 08/04/2006 14:12
KANSAS AUTHORS CLUB’S 103rd ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION AND WRITING CONFERENCE 3243 Wichita, Kansas, USA 2007 11/29/2007 14:28
The Doves of Lillehammer 748 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1994 08/11/2006 19:43
adding pictures 749 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2006 08/12/2006 10:25
Mother's potato cakes 787 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1999 08/21/2006 20:29
The Golden Crossroad 790 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1918 08/22/2006 21:34
My Whispering Pines 795 Prescott, Kansas, USA 1995 08/23/2006 16:24
Candles in the Pines 796 Prescott, Kansas, USA 1995 08/23/2006 16:30
Oh Lonesome Me 813 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2006 08/27/2006 17:04
Four Generations at Prairie Belle 814 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1986 08/27/2006 21:02
Panhandle Pup 815 Wichita, Kansas, USA 1995 08/28/2006 10:42
The Prairie Dolls My Mother Made 835 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1929 08/31/2006 10:55
A September Day in Kansas 836 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1924 08/31/2006 11:06
I Remember Fall 838 Seward, Alaska, USA 1940 08/31/2006 12:47
Fresh produce, homemade goodies 842 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1998 08/31/2006 20:15
Nancy Julien Kopp 864 Junction City, Kansas, USA 2006 09/05/2006 15:56
Week of Labor Day 1989 876 Prescott, Kansas, USA 1989 09/08/2006 13:17
Look Who I Met In The Archives 878 Pittsburg, Kansas, USA 1999 09/08/2006 16:02
Poems From White Oak Ridge 896 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1996 09/12/2006 11:11
Getting Six Kids to Eat Veggies 914 Butler County, Kansas, USA 2006 09/15/2006 14:27
Livin' on the Bay 937 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2006 09/21/2006 21:26
Triggering Memories Workshop 987 Salina, Kansas, USA 2001 10/03/2006 12:55
Friends 997 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2003 10/05/2006 11:02
At home on the prairie 998 Teterville area, Kansas, USA 1927 10/05/2006 13:23
Mother's health remedies 999 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1930 10/06/2006 10:43
Memories of the Great Depression 1000 Zara, Kansas, USA 1930 10/06/2006 12:27
Autumn's Gone 1022 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2006 10/09/2006 10:40
Happy Days in Kansas Winds 1211 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2006 11/15/2006 10:26
Looking Back at Halloween Fun 1077 mostly El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1993 10/19/2006 11:01
I Remember When 1100 Ackman, Colorado, USA 2000 10/23/2006 10:08
Lucky Me 1101 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2006 10/23/2006 10:37
“Haunted House “ Fun 3090 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1974 10/25/2007 18:43
The stain-glass oak leaf 1203 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2006 11/13/2006 12:34
More spooky characters from the Martin clan 1121 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1980 10/27/2006 11:15
Tuberculosis…the Forgotten Killer 1138 many cities, Kansas, USA 1900 10/29/2006 16:01
found more pictures 1141 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2006 10/30/2006 19:08
We Gave Thanks Prairie Style 1159 Teterville area, Kansas, USA 1930 11/01/2006 16:39
Our Family’s Glass Chain 1177 Tyro, Kansas, USA 1912 11/05/2006 11:17
A Tale of Two Bricks 1178 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2006 11/05/2006 11:38
WWII Kansan and his P-38 the Jayhawk 1190 many cities, USA & China 1944 11/07/2006 20:01
Chhaya's No Bake Cookies 1217 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1997 11/16/2006 09:40
A lot of Lincoln is on our bookshelves 1247 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2006 11/24/2006 12:52
Danny Lewis 1248 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2005 11/24/2006 13:45
Cranberries, Popcorn And Silver Stars 1267 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1930 11/27/2006 15:39
My Parents Had Bookshelves Too 1276 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1930 11/28/2006 14:41
ice storm 1313 Butler County, Kansas, USA 2006 12/04/2006 10:16
Very Sad News 1348 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2006 12/08/2006 21:12
The Lady Bugs Are Back 2472 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2007 07/09/2007 09:48
Strength from friends 1378 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2006 12/14/2006 17:51
Jog your memories 1414 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2007 12/27/2006 08:54
Do ghosts go to church? 1432 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1985 01/02/2007 15:53
Valentines Bridge the Miles 1565 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1993 01/24/2007 15:40
Forgotten Heritage 1626 mostly in the country, everywhere, USA 2007 02/07/2007 15:11
Sound of Dreams 1631 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1980 02/08/2007 15:14
An Intruder in the House 1843 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2007 03/19/2007 16:00
I never saw a purple cow but did see green snow 1917 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2007 04/06/2007 09:56
Gail's program of her Mother's Apron 1964 Andover, Kansas, USA 2007 04/14/2007 20:24
Every Precious Drop 2017 oilfields, Kansas, USA 1930 04/27/2007 11:37
Heirloom From My Mother 2077 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1945 05/09/2007 16:31
Mother’s Day cards 2120 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2007 05/15/2007 17:25
thoughts in poetry 2122 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2007 05/15/2007 22:45
Kansas wild fires 3682 Greenwood County, Kansas , USA 1944 04/06/2008 11:55
'Gone Fishing' on the Cottonwood River 2217 Matfield Green, Kansas, USA 1930 06/01/2007 16:04
Changes Made 3244 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2007 11/30/2007 20:35
Memories from Shannon 3802 Butler County, Kansas, USA 1965 05/04/2008 22:32
For Shannon 2426 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2007 07/01/2007 16:15
Newspaper Press Releases 2593 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2007 07/29/2007 16:44
What Your Comments Mean To Me 2679 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2007 08/14/2007 08:58
Burned Out Candles 2645 Coffeyville, Kansas, USA 2005 08/09/2007 16:46
Memories of Hayrick Mound 2700 south of Tyro, KS, Kansas/Oklahoma, USA 1916 08/18/2007 21:27
Kansas Sunshine 2738 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1930 08/27/2007 11:45
Deep in the Heart of Kansas 3088 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2007 10/25/2007 10:34
Recycling in the Flint Hills 3138 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1930 11/05/2007 17:13
Black Jack Along the Santa Fe Trail 3108 Douglas County, Kansas, USA 1980 10/31/2007 15:51
Black Jack on the trail 3109 Black Jack, Kansas Territory, USA 1825 10/31/2007 16:04
HERITAGE WRITING 3118 Cheney, Kansas, USA 1999 11/03/2007 16:42
Timing is Everything 3228 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1992 11/26/2007 10:22
KANSAS AUTHORS CLUB’S 103rd ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION AND WRITING CONFERENCE Last Day 3267 Wichita, Kansas, USA 2007 12/05/2007 16:23
Christmas In Linn County, The Way It Was 3278 Pleasanton, Kansas, USA 1995 12/06/2007 11:06
Birds of a Feather Flock Together 3305 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2007 12/10/2007 19:04
A Haven for Dolls 3325 Howard, Kansas, USA 1997 12/16/2007 16:26
Ice Storm revised 3362 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2007 12/26/2007 13:11
from Melbourn, Arkansas to Tyro, Kansas 3397 Tyro, Kansas, USA 1900 01/08/2008 13:02
A Journey From The Past On The Little Ranger 3472 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1945 02/02/2008 10:48
Easter Critters 3656 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1978 03/23/2008 14:40
Our Oil Field Home in the Flint Hills 3665 Greenwood County, Kansas , USA 1930 03/28/2008 15:36
‘The Little Ranger’ The Memories Live On 3674 El Dorado, Kansas , USA 1995 03/31/2008 11:46
Saturday at the Movies 3695 Eureka, Kansas , USA 1930 04/09/2008 18:46
It Is Great To Be A Mother! 3861 El Dorado , Kansas , USA 2008 05/13/2008 18:51
AJ Thompson An Oilfield Man 3814 El Dorado, Kansas , USA 1930 05/07/2008 15:48
Rain, Rain Go Away 4048 El Dorado , Kansas, USA 2008 06/29/2008 11:17
Father's Day 2008 4060 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2008 07/01/2008 16:04
The Christmas that stays in my memory 4205 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1958 08/18/2008 13:21
I passed the eighth grade! 4218 Greenwood County, Kansas, USA 1938 08/26/2008 17:54
History in a Quilt 4421 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1994 10/29/2008 12:28
Teddy Bear Special 5043 El Dorado, KS, USA 2009 05/16/2009 15:15
Sweet Pickled Beets for Thanksgiving 5476 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2009 11/24/2009 16:40
My flock of Pink Flamingos 6231 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 2010 08/06/2010 17:13
Memories for My Son 5934 Madison, Kansas, USA 1946 04/16/2010 16:41
The Kennedy Family in Douglas County, KS 5942 Black Jack, Kansas, USA 1860 04/19/2010 15:29
Our first TV 6949 El Dorado, Kansas, USA 1960 03/10/2011 13:35
Panhandle weather 7540 Dumas, Texas, USA 2011 10/28/2011 13:27