Award-winning novelist Gail Hulnick's first novel, The Lion's Share of the Air Time, was longlisted for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.
It's the story of an investigative TV journalist who falls from an apartment high-rise balcony in Vancouver, Canada.
This story is the first of a series of "media mysteries", with the second, A Bird in the Sand (2018), telling a story from movie-making world where priceless historic artifacts have gone missing in Savannah, Georgia.
A Bird in the Sand won the Florida Writers Association Bronze Award in the Mystery category in 2020.
The latest Media Mysteries book is Sleeping Dogs Lie, set in southwest Florida at a small-town community newspaper. Writer Lillian Howe makes a disturbing discovery in a local park that launches her on a search for a dog killer.
During her previous careers as a journalist, and then as a media and marketing consultant, Gail traveled and took notes. She's rolled them into three travel crime fiction novels in the Resorting series, Resorting to Murder (2017) and Resorting to Larceny (2017). The third, Resorting to Fraud, published in 2020, won a Florida Writers Association Silver award. A collection titled Resorting to Short Stories was published in 2021.
In addition to the novels, Gail has written five travel memoirs within her series Rumble Strip. The first, about Canada in its 150th year, is based on a coast-to-coast road trip she took with her husband in 2017. The second book, USA Off the interstate (2019), is a collection of essays and photographs about trips to 25 of the 50 states over five years. The third, Rumble Strip Europe Could We Live Here? (2019) is the story of a home-scouting, three-week road trip through France, Italy and Switzerland. (She still lives in the U.S. but continues to ponder other possibilities.) The fourth, Benelux (And a Boat), covers a road trip through Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, followed by an ocean voyage home on the Queen Mary 2. The fifth, Rumble Strip World (2020) is a collection of interviews, quotations, and thoughts about memorable road trips in vans, classic cars, SUVs, RVs, on bicycles, motorcycles, and scooters, in sixteen countries on four continents.
Gail is a lifelong student and has enjoyed quite a few academic environments. She holds a BA in sociology and psychology, an MA in journalism, an MBA with a little bit of everything, and an MFA in creative writing. If she had the time and money (or maybe that should be, "when"), she'd go back again and do art history, dog psychology or music.
When she's not writing, she runs a publishing company called WindWord Group Publishing & Media. She also hosts and produces a podcast called The Brainwave, where she interviews authors, artists, filmmakers, photographers and other creative professionals about the 'charmed moment' that led to one of their best pieces. Gail is also working with her husband David Stone on his new venture, I-Fearless.
The best things in the world, she thinks, are books, movies, dogs, sunsets, sunrises, and beaches.
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