A Bit About Me – Gina Gil

I write novels, short stories, and poetry. I am currently working on a YA science fiction novel. Once upon a time, I was a middle school science teacher. And long, long ago on the other side of the country, I was an herbalist. I still use my herbal knowledge and grow an herb garden and make teas and potions from the plants.

I love to swim, bike, and run and compete in running races & triathlons. I am currently participating in the Great American 5000, which is a 24-person team virtual running event. We are adding up our running miles to cross the country together. I ran 5 miles today. Some people on our team run 15 miles daily!

I also enjoy endurance events of the literary kind and have participated in 24-hour readathons and NaNoWriMo. So, this poetry marathon was irresistible to me.

This is my first year participating in the poetry marathon & I am looking forward to the challenge. I have set up the marathon day so I will have space and time without other responsibilities to allow me to get into a creative flow. I will divide my time between my outdoor “office” in the garden and my indoor office depending on the weather and my mood. I have a good supply of snacks and most importantly plenty of coffee and green tea.

Time to write!

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