C. L. Gillmore was born in Muscatine, Iowa and resides in Surprise, Arizona. Married, with two adult children and five grandchildren. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree in both elementary and special education with endorsements in Early Childhood Education and Learning Disabilities. She recently retired after 25 years in education to devote time to writing poetry and novels.
Anyone who’s ever wondered about rekindling a romance with their first love, will connect with A Friend Request. Gillmore’s attention to detail and visceral understanding of her characters make you feel like you’re eavesdropping on Jake and Rose’s online exploration of their relationship. Despite the passage of years and inevitable life changes, they work to heal and forge a new fairytale ending.