Gail L. Jenner

Biography

Gail L. Jenner is the wife of a fourth generation cattle rancher. They live on the original family homestead where history is part of everyday life.

A former history and English teacher, Gail is the author of five regional nonfiction histories (published by Arcadia Publishing and Old American Publishing), and two novels, including the WILLA Award-winning novel, ACROSS THE SWEET GRASS HILLS. Her second novel is a YA historical about the life of Black Bart, California’s most successful stage bandit. One of her nonfiction histories was a finalist in the 2008 Next Generation Awards for Best Regional Nonfiction. An anthology of rural women’s “voices,” including Gail’s, ANLE HIGH AND KNEE DEEP, will be released in the spring 2014 by Globe Pequot Publishing.

Gail writes for NPR/Jefferson Public Radio’s historical series “As It Was,” and for Jefferson Backroads, a regional publication. She appeared in 2011 on History Channel’s “How the States Got their Shapes” and on NPR’s “West Coast Live.” She contributed to Huell Howser’s Public TV's special, “California Gold: The State of Jefferson.”
Gail's work has appeared in various magazines, including Better Homes & Gardens, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Country Woman, Range Magazine, Decision, Living with Teenagers, Insight and other regional, educational, and Christian publications. She has contributed to three anthologies by Tyndale, a 5-volume Encyclopedia on Colonial America by M.E. Sharpe, Inc., and co-authored a teacher’s curriculum guidebook for Simon & Schuster.
In addition to the above awards, Gail has placed as a finalist in a number of other writing competitions, including The William Faulkner Literary Short Story Contest, the Jack London Novel Contest, two Writer’s Digest competitions, and several screenplay contests.
Gail and her husband have three married children and seven grandchildren. A gardener and cook, she enjoys cooking for ranch hands, family, and friends. In addition to all of this, she enjoys time on the ranch – working cows on horseback or working as her husband’s sidekick. She is a past president of Siskiyou County CattleWomen and Women Writing the West. She is also a member of Rogue Writers Ink and Western Writers of America. In her spare time, she is a partner in Jenner Family Beef and works as a volunteer librarian, museum curator, and appears as a speaker at local and regional educational and writing workshops.

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Books

Valentine Angel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,080. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2016 by Prairie Rose Publications. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Jake Morris is a lawman, but—wounded and near dead—his survival depends upon Mary Hastings who discovers him half-hidden in her family’s woodshed. Practical, determined Mary nurses him back to health. But danger is not far off; the outlaw who wounded him has continued to pursue him, and now threatens both Mary and her sister, as well.
Lariats, Letters, and Lace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,400. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2016 by Prairie Rose Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Romance » Western
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Prairie Rose Publications is proud to bring you a wonderful collection of western romance tales that is bound to satisfy your need for something “sweet” this Valentine’s Day! Each story in LARIATS, LETTERS, AND LACE revolves around a letter of some kind—with some unexpected results. What could be better than a collection of stories about letters that spell out love…and Valentine’s Day romance?
Prettiest Little Horse Thief
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,390. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015 by Prairie Rose Publications. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
In the heat of the moment, and after Rebecca’s life and reputation are again threatened, the widow finds herself married to Colt Ryman. In spite of her protest, however, she comes to discover that this stranger is more husband than the late Frank Williams, and that love can sometimes, quite unexpectedly, have the power to heal.
Just in Time for Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,590. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015 by Prairie Rose Publications. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Della Wagner doesn’t need a husband. Widowed, she is committed to running her boarding house and helping out with some of the town’s students. But when one—eight-year-old Carson Baines—stumbles into her life, she finds herself facing trouble and danger, in the form of Carson’s abusive grandfather. And then James McMurray comes to her rescue. ** Sweet
July's Bride
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,210. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2015 by Prairie Rose Publications. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
July Chandler doesn’t need another wife, but when Amanda Hoffman comes west as a “mail order bride” to marry him, sparks fly when she is hired to nurse his young son after an accident. It isn’t long before the confusion over the arrangement becomes clear to all...but is it too late for them to find love amid the chaos?
Cowboy Kisses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,050. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2015 by Prairie Rose Publications. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
What could be better on a cold Valentine’s Day than to sit down with a book chock full of stories about special cowboys and their ladies? COWBOY KISSES has just what you’re looking for! Eight stories by some fabulous authors who share with you their love stories of the old west!
Present For A Cowboy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,700. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014 by Prairie Rose Publications. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Christmas is on the way and our western heroines are in search of the perfect PRESENT FOR A COWBOY! This sweet collection of wonderful romantic western Christmas stories has something for everyone!
Across the Sweet Grass Hills
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,010. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by Prairie Rose Publications. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Liza Ralston has had more adventure in her life than she ever wanted. Red Eagle has tried to help Liza and her father, but Liza has a mind of her own. Will Red Eagle and Liza find the love they’ve been waiting for? Beauty, treachery and danger lie ACROSS THE SWEET GRASS HILLS. ACROSS THE SWEET GRASS HILLS won the 2002 WILLA Literary Award for Best Softcover Fiction, by Women Writing the West.

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