Author Archives: Stephanie Gayle

About Stephanie Gayle

Stephanie Gayle is the two-time Pushcart Prize nominated author of the Thomas Lynch mystery series, beginning with Idyll Threats. She is the current Vice President of the national board of Sisters in Crime. She's working on a standalone thriller. Stephanie can be found at and

Hello, First Draft, My Old Friend

So, First Draft, we meet again. I just finished your brother a few weeks ago and stuck him in a (virtual) drawer. Don’t worry. You’re definitely meeting the same fate. Oh, stop screaming. Doesn’t the certainty of what’s going to…

On Rewriting

Here’s a tip for all aspiring authors: if you can survive rewriting your work, again and again, without collapse, without quitting, you will see your work published. Rewriting is often what separates the unpublished from the published. I attended The…