Gayle Larson Schuck holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and has 28 years experience in writing, editing and public relations. In 2014, she retired as the director of the Library Foundation, Inc. in Bismarck, North Dakota to pursue writing. Gayle enjoys leading Bible studies, working in her garden and adventures with her family.
When did you first start writing?
I've always written, both in my worklife and because it brings me great joy in my personal life.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The idea for "By the Banks of Cottonwood Creek" began when I heard about a young pastor who had just moved from a large city to rural North Dakota. I wondered what that would be like and so I started writing about his life. It turned out he had some tragedy in his background. He realized he couldn't be the pastor in this community without the help of God. And right away he began meeting these quirky people.
By the Banks of Cottonwood Creek is work of fiction set in rural North Dakota in 2001. There is always a second chance with God and Kelly Jorgenson, the new young pastor at Cottonwood Creek, is about to find out how that works.