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Gayle Martin has been "edutaining" audiences since 2001 with her unique brand of storytelling. She is also the author of the award-winning Luke and Jenny series of historical novels for young readers.

Background Information


A second-generation Phoenix native, Gayle (Homes) Martin graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in art and then pursued postgraduate studies at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.  She worked for several years as a free-lance graphic designer and illustrator, winning numerous prestigious awards along the way.

Gayle wrote and self-published her first book, Anna's Kitchen: a Compilation of WWII Ration Recipes, in 2005.  This was followed in 2006 with Gunfight at the O.K. Corral: Luke and Jenny Visit Tombstone.  Published by Five Star Publications, Inc., Gunfight at the O.K. Corral became the first in the Luke and Jenny series of historical novels for young readers.

Gayle currently resides in Tucson, Arizona has now begun writing romance novels as Marina Martindale.


Finalist - Indie Awards of Excellence - Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War a Luke and Jenny Adventure.

Honorable Mention Hollywood Book Festival - Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Luke and Jenny Visit Tombstone.

Additional Information

The Luke and Jenny series of historical novels for young readers teach history in a way that is fun and entertaining. Readers will think they're reading an exciting adventure story, but they may not realize they're learning real history too.

Favorite Links

The Official Luke and Jenny Books Website
Includes information on the Luke and Jenny series of historical novels and how to invite Gayle to speak at your meeting or event.

From the Writer's Desk
Gayle's blog includes includes helpful tips on writing and publishing and she occasionally throws in her two cents about life in general.

The Adventures of an Accidental Ghost Hunter
I'm not a professional ghost hunter, but I do spend time at historical sites, be it performing as a storyteller at an event, having a book signing, or researching my next book. Most of the time I don't even know I've had a ghostly encounter until I get my pictures developed. That's what makes me The Accidental Ghost Hunter.

My Timeless Cuisine
Timeless Cuisine is a place to discuss recipes and cooking tips, and sample a few recipes from Gayle's WWII ration recipe cookbook.

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