Gail L Jenner
Etna, California, United States
Home page: http://www.gailjenner.com
Award-winning author Gail L. Fiorini-Jenner is the wife of fourth generation
rancher/farmer, Doug Jenner. They have three children and live on the original
homestead on the family ranch in the northern California mountains. Gail is also a
teacher, having taught grades 7-12, history and English, since 1973. Doug and Gail
have 5 grandchildren.
Gail's first novel, ACROSS THE SWEET GRASS HILLS, was released in Feb. 2001, by
Creative Arts Book Company. It WON the 2002 WILLA LITERARY AWARD for Original
Paperback Fiction, from Women Writing the West.
ACROSS THE SWEET GRASS HILLS is a romantic-historical and focuses on a
little-known Blackfeet massacre that occurred in Montana in 1870. Though the main
characters are fictional, the events and minor characters are based on extensive
Gail has also coauthored 3 regional history books, by Arcadia Publishing: WESTERN
SISKIYOU COUNTY: GOLD & DREAMS; IMAGES OF THE STATE OF JEFFERSON; and
THE STATE OF JEFFERSON: THEN & NOW, which placed as a FINALIST in the 2008
Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Best Regional Nonfiction.
Gail has also placed as a finalist in a number of writing contests, including: The Jack
London Novel Contest; The William Faulkner Short Story Contest; The Writers’ Network
International Screenplay and Fiction Contest; The Florida First Coast’s Novel Writers’
Contest; The Chesterfield Film Co. Writer’s Film Project; The FADE IN Screenplay
Contest; The 2002 Acclaim Script Contest; and 2008 The Blue Cat Screenplay Contest.
Gail loves gardening and being on the ranch. About country living, she says, "It's the best.
We are blessed beyond compare...."
Interests: Family and Friends! Also - History of the West, American history, Art history ,women's
fiction; children's fiction; historical fiction; nonfiction - history, education, biography,
Christian articles, cooking; working with horses; music; the mountains.
Published writer: Yes