Gail Armstrong

Gail was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, grew up in Connecticut and attended Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing and Boston University.

She married her husband John 57 years ago this April. Together they raised two sons and two daughters, who gave them 12 grandchildren. Their children were raised in the same home she and her husband own today.

Gail is a classically trained pianist who has played professionally and sung at area restaurants and at family weddings. She recently performed a concert for friends and family with plans for another one soon.

Music is not her only love. She adores drawing, painting, gardening and people tell her she is a great cook.

Gail and her husband enjoyed boating for many years until last year. They sold their boat to have more time for family events and land travel.

At any time, you might see her writing a poem. Something will trigger her muse and she sits down to write. Poetry is her first love in writing. Anything that touches her senses, nature, children, the sunset, an event, etc.

She loves to dabble in writing children’s stories, and has a talent for being able to look through the eyes of a child and see things not normally noticed by adults.

Since she started writing short stories for Granbury Writers Bloc last year, Gail says her life has taken on new meaning. She knows short story writing is an art and she works at perfecting it. Writing is interesting, exciting, fun and she looks for inspiration for good plots constantly.

Inspirational books and novels, such as books by Deepak Chopra. Dr. Wayne Dyer.  M. Scott Peck M.D., Ayn Rand, Jon Meacham and Mary Higgins Clark are a few of Gail’s favorites.

“At 80 I’ve only begun.” She says.

Writers’ workshop and writing group