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

How Real Crimes Influenced My Fiction

This post first appeared on  Jungle Red Writers in September 2015. I’m from a small town. East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Population: almost 11,000 when I last lived there. That was 1993, the year I graduated high school. A half-year earlier Kent…

Envy and Gratitude

It’s the end of another calendar year, the time before Christmas, when people scramble to buy gifts. It’s the time when book lists appear, summarizing the best and brightest, the funniest, the biggest breakthrough titles published during the same year….