Author Archives: L.M. Gil

About L.M. Gil

L.M. Gil, a writer and English teacher, worked closely with Roman Catholic seminarians for several years. Born and raised in Upstate New York, she has lived in Europe, the Middle East, and the Southwest of the United States. She lives with her family in the Baltimore area.

Playlist for Invertebrates

  In a past blog, I mentioned that generating a playlist for a book that I am writing is one of the keys to completing a novel. Each time I write a novel, I make a separate play list on … Continue reading

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Invertebrates is Finally Here!

My new novel Invertebrates is now available for 99 cents on the Kindle and Nook! It follows the story of a minor character from my first novel, Ernesto Sandoval. After a near-death experience and a dangerous brush with a child … Continue reading

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New In Paperback!!

It took about a month of work with new proofs and new drafts, but I now have my three books available in paperback format. Click on the cover to go to the book’s Amazon.com page.        

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February Flash Fiction Month: The Profession of Faith in Future Tense

Vigil Mass of St John the Baptist’s Nativity (Photo credit: Lawrence OP) Here is the second flash fiction story I wrote for my book of short stories, Destined for Greatness and Other Stories. I thought this would be appropriate for … Continue reading

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February Flash Fiction: Gloria to God in the Highest

This month, I’ve decided to share some of my flash fiction with you from my book Destined for Greatness and Other Stories. Enjoy! Gloria to God in the Highest For the first time, Gloria felt free to wear a dress … Continue reading

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From Zero to First Draft

I have almost finished the first draft to my most current novel. It has taken me roughly six months to arrive at this point in the process. This is how long it usually takes me to write a first draft … Continue reading

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By Any Other Name, Would The Character Be The Same?

I’ve never really liked my name. When I was really young, I couldn’t pronounce it. Later, in elementary school, I had  a heck of a time spelling it. In secondary school, I got teased because of it. At that point, … Continue reading

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