G. G. Galt


Books by G. G. Galt are available through Apple Books, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Diesel, and other major online retailers, as well "Brick & Mortar" Bookstores.


G. G. Galt's stories are fictional adventures happening in factual locations––ones that didn't happen, but could have. Her illustrated romantic fantasies often take place on the shores of Little Traverse Bay and Lake Charlevoix in Northern Michigan. Others happen on the East Coast–– traveling coast-to-coast by car or train.

The stories originate from Galt's love of genealogy, history, music, art, antiques, and old house restoration. For inspiration she draws from sweet memories ladened in history.

The author's most recent publications are as follows: (A) The Love Box Series--Love Boxes: A Love Story from Northern Michigan to Points Beyond, Love Boxes 2: The Vacation, Love Boxes 3: The Twilight Zone, and Love Boxes 4: The Bay View Cottage. (B) The Paradise Series––Paradise: A Love Story from Petoskey to Harbor Springs, Paradise 2: A Love Story from Cross Village to Harbor Springs, Paradise 3: A Love Story from Harbor Springs to Sausalito. Paradise 4: A Love Story from Cross Village to Mackinac Island.

Forthcoming Spring 2018: Paradise 5: A Love Story from Mackinac Island to Points Beyond. Forthcoming: Paradise 6: Paradise 6: A Love Story from the Saint Lawrence Seaway to Mackinac Island.

Each of the ten books in the two series is complete, but the author recommends reading them in order––one at a time––for the sake of continuity.

Smashwords Interview

From what do you draw when you write?
Regarding my fictional stories, I think my inspiration originates from a desire similar to the one I feel when I'm singing. I want to please, entertain, be appreciated and admired, but most of all to express myself while honoring all I love and respect. When it comes to the poems and tributes, they almost always originate from the dark side of love––grief, hurt, anger, and sorrow. Then too, some of my writing comes about when a light bulb goes off––as I become aware of a truth, not previously recognized. All the writing ultimately comes from my love of romance, travel, genealogy, business, history, art, music, antiques, and old houses.
When did you first start writing?
My first attempt was in orange crayon at age three or four. I endorsed R. L. Stevenson’s, “ The world is full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.” My serious work began in eighth grade. I plagiarized a published poem to qualify for membership in a writing group. In defense of myself, I didn’t fully understand all the word implied. Looking back, I think the teacher caught on quickly, but was wise enough not to embarrass her tender young student who had shown an interest in serious composition. Thankfully, she let me join her club of students who ranged from the seventh to the twelfth grade. After that everything I created was original.

Before I left her influence, I had poems published in local publications and national anthologies. That was exciting, but the biggest thrill happened not with a poem, but because of a reply to a letter I wrote. It came special delivery in the middle of a high school current history class. To the teachers delight and my amazement, there was a personal response to a thank you letter I sent to the Commander and Chief at the White House––the President of the United States of America.

Among other letters I particularly treasure, is correspondence from First Lady Barbara Bush, who commented on “your favorite and mine,” the 1937 children's books––My Book House––the twelve-volume set containing hundreds of stories by well-known authors and complimented by beautiful full color illustrations. I credit the volumes––a gift from a relative––as inspiration for the illustrated books I am creating today and the children's historical fiction I hope to do in the future.
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Where to find G. G. Galt online

Twitter: @gggalt
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Paradise 4: A Love Story from Cross Village to Mackinac Island
Series: The Great Lakes, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,770. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014 by Gemini Press Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
SWEET ROMANCE: Legend had it Native American ghosts stood guard fifty miles either side of Devil’s Elbow on M-119. Whether true or not, since 1968, armed property owners and caretakers were suspicious of trespassers and didn't hesitate to protect their families and pricey retreats. Between them and the redneck militia’s watchful eye, the area was once again considered safe. But was it really?
Paradise 3: A Love Story from Harbor Springs to Sausalito
Series: The Great Lakes, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,540. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013 by Gemini Press Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Nonfiction » Travel » By region » North America
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
SWEET ROMANCE: This Paradise 3 Romantic Travel Fiction takes place in two beautiful resort areas: Northern Michigan and California. Follow Kate to meet her friend Picasso only to have that romantic encounter interrupted by an Earthquake. As one Goodreads Reviewer said: "G.G.'s romance and passionate prose makes you feels as if you are there."
Paradise 2: A Love Story from Harbor Springs to Cross Village
Series: The Great Lakes, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,850. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by Gemini Press Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(3.80 from 5 reviews)
A SWEET ROMANCE: She thanked him and said goodbye, he did not stand up. Instead, he excused himself—said his back was acting up from sitting so long. God forbid she'd see him bent over like an old man. He didn't feel old. After spending a few hours with such a lovely woman, he was pumped and inspired to go back to the gym and get in shape––find someone again to call his own––a reason to live.
Love Boxes 4: The Bay View Cottage
Series: Love Boxes, Book 4. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 26,910. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2013 by Gemini Press Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A SWEET ROMANCE: She felt like a kid again. Her female companions couldn't help but remark. “Look, girls,” she said, “he's younger than me by five years––l see him as a little brother. There's nothing more going on between us than friendship.” “You think so?” said the oldest and wisest among them, “from the look in his eyes and yours, that's not what I'm seeing.” Fancy blushed and turned away.
Love Boxes 3: The Twilight Zone
Series: Love Boxes, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013 by Gemini Press Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
SWEET ROMANCE: Beyond The Mitten––across the Mackinac Bridge––is Michigan's Upper Peninsular. Kate, Fancy's cousin, commutes monthly from Mackinaw City to Michigan Tech in Houghton. After she leaves I-75 near Sault Ste. Marie, she travels east on M-28 through the forested woodlands, boggy swamps, and tiny villages along Lake Superior's shoreline. Here she escapes––leaves her worldly cares.
Love Boxes 2: The Vacation
Series: Love Boxes, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,710. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013 by Gemini Press Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
SWEET ROMANCE: "Persistence is the basis of all success. Thank you for getting me to stop and read. I'm so pleased I did. When you are able to tap into a common memory, then you have an audience. You do it in such an interesting way that I'm sure people will want to share the Love Box Series with others. No doubt, you will have success. Thank you!” Northern Michigan Review
Paradise 1: A Love Story from Petoskey to Harbor Springs
Series: The Great Lakes. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 12,330. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013 by Gemini Press Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
A SWEET ROMANCE: Kate Middleton is a recent graduate from Kendall Art School in Grand Rapids. She’s praying for a break––dreams her photography will someday make her famous. When she gets the chance of a lifetime to assist Grant Goodriche in Harbor Springs, Michigan––she goes for it. And who wouldn't? A Fortune Magazine spread aboard a yacht on Little Traverse Bay doesn't come along every day.
Love Boxes
Series: Love Boxes, "The Prequel". Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,250. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013 by Gemini Press Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Nonfiction » Travel » By region » North America
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Fancy Ford is a little darling in pig tails, but the grandson of the lady next door thinks she's a spoiled brat. Every year her parents spend the summer at the family cottage in Charlevoix, Michigan. The story begins in 1991 as Fancy waits on the dock for her Uncle to come sailing through the Pine River Channel. What she can't know is her life is about to change forever Fifty photos are included.

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