Gayle Carline was a software engineer for over 20 years until she chewed her way out of the cubicle and became a freelance writer. She quickly became a regular contributor to California Riding Magazine and has been writing a weekly humor column for the Placentia News-Times since 2005. These days, Gayle’s time is divided between writing mysteries and humor. Her Peri Minneopa Mystery series stars a housecleaner-turned-detective who solves crimes in southern California. She has also released two collections of her column readers’ favorite essays. Her latest is From the Horse’s Mouth: One Lucky Memoir.
Advance Submission Critique: Mystery, humor; first 15 pages, cover letter and synopsis (synopsis mandatory)