Lit Chat With Gale Massey

Monday, December 20, 2021

In The Girl from Blind River, Gale Massey presents a thriller about a young woman trying to protect and escape her family at the same time. In Rising and Other Stories, she digs deep into the everyday lives of women overcoming obstacles. Join us for a chat with Gale Massey about these stories and her writing process!


Lit Chat with Gale Massey, Thursday, January 13, at 6:30 pm. This event will be held with a live audience at the Pablo Creek Regional Library, or you can watch it virtually via Zoom. Click here to register. If you would like to preorder a book for the book signing, click here.

Gale Massey’s debut novel, The Girl from Blind River, received a 2018 Florida Book Award and was a finalist for the Clara Johnson award. Her work has appeared in Lambda Literary, CutBank, CrimeReads, Sabal, the Tampa Bay Times, SawPalm, and the forthcoming Tampa Bay Noir. Gale was a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference, a fellow at Writers in Paradise, and has served as a panel judge for the Lamdba Literary Awards. She has been nominated for a Pushcart prize in both fiction and nonfiction. She is currently working on her second novel.


Check out Gale’s books, The Girl from Blind River and Rising and Other Stories, in the library catalog. For more thrillers like The Girl from Blind River, check out Lightwood, by Steph Post; Barbed Wire Heart, by Tess Sharpe; and Lola, by Melissa Scrivner Love.


Hear about Gale’s books and life in Florida on an episode of A Florida Thing, a podcast by Lit Chat alum Tyler Gillespie (and listen to Tyler’s chat on our Completely Booked podcast!).


Gale lives in Southern Florida and recommends checking out these great Florida adventures:

The mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Paddling the Ichetucknee River at at Ichetucknee Springs State Park

The drive between Tallahassee and St. Petersburg on US 19

The new St. Pete Pier in St. Petersburg


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