Sunday, July 7, 2019



An Amnesiac Merc on the run falls for a sorceress hiding deadly secrets.

Rebecca was born to the Magi in a land where it means slavery or death. All her life she has hidden from the Shan's Proctors who control the enchained Magi. To keep her family safe from them, she will risk anything, tell any lie even trick an innocent man into a forbidden marriage. She never expected to fall in love. But it happened. Now she and Andre must defy the Proctors with nothing but his skill with a blade and her untried magic.

Book Details:
Title: Spell of The Magi
Author: Gail Daley
Genre: Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery

Series: Portal World Tales – Magi of  Rulari , book 1

Published: self published, (January 14, 2018)

Print length: 260 pages



If you could talk to someone (living), who would it be and what would you ask them?
Amanda M Lee, Jayne Ann Krenz, Nora Roberts.

If you could talk to someone (dead), who would it be and what would you ask them?
Georgette Heyer, Louis L'Amour, Edgar Rice Burroughs.

If you could step back into a moment or day in time, where would you go?
To the day I made the mistake of trying to prove something to my husband that didn't need proving.

If you could time travel for an infinite period of time, where would you go?
All over the United States, Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland and France.

If you could be anything besides a writer, what would it be?
I wouldn't want to be anything else.

If you had to do community service (or already do volunteer work), what would you choose? Working with the arts.

If you were on the Amazon bestseller list, who would you choose to be one before and one below you?
Jayne Ann Krenz and Nora Roberts

If you could meet any author for coffee, who would you like to meet and what would you talk about?
Georgette Heyer, character development.

If you could choose a fictional town to live in what would it be and from what book?
I think I would enjoy Hemlock Cove from the Witches of the Northeast

If you could live anywhere in the world, where in the world would it be?
On an island off the coast



5 favorite possessions:  
    •    computer
    •    library 
    •    truck
    •    The imaginary worlds I create
    •    and 
    •    the friends I make in books 

5 things you need in order to write: 
    •    solitude
    •    a computer
    •    minimizing interruptions
    •    a vivid imagination
    •    time

5 things you love about writing:
    •    making new friends
    •    creating new places
    •    designing universes
    •    talking about books
    •    introducing new books 

5 things you never want to run out of:  
    •    toilet paper
    •    food 
    •    meds
    •    friends
    •    good books to read 

5 things about you:
    •    I've been around a long time
    •    used to be a red-head
    •    I'm a klutz 
    •    I love most animals
    •     I hate snakes 

5 favorite foods:
    •    fried chicken
    •    taquitos 
    •    salt water taffy
    •    coffee
    •    sautéed mushrooms 

5 things you always put in your books:
    •    relationships 
    •    pets 
    •    humor 
    •    true love 
    •    friendships

5 favorite places you’ve been:
    •    Pismo Beach 
    •    Lake Michigan 
    •    Honey Lake Wildlife Area
    •    Oklahoma 
    •    Texas 

5 favorite books:
    •    Anything by Georgette Heyer 
    •    A Princess of Mars
    •    Andre Norton's Witch World Series 
    •    The Baynes Clan series 
    •    Airs Above the Ground

5 favorite authors:
    •    Georgette Heyer,
    •    Edgar Rice Burroughs,
    •    Luke Short,
    •    Louis L'Amour
    •    Christopher Stasheff.   
    •    Amanda M Lee
    •    Anne McCaffrey 
    •    Amanda Quick aka Jayne Castle aka Jayne Ann Krenz
    •    Roberta Gellis
    •    E.M. Foiner 

5 things that drive you crazy: 
    •    stupidity
    •    prejudice 
    •    ignorance
    •    willful disregard of others
    •    selfishness 

5 people you consider as heroes: 
    •    Pat Nixon
    •    my Father 
    •    my husband 
    •    Rosie the Rivetor
    •    Barbara Bush 


What’s your all-time favorite place? Pismo Beach.

What’s your all-time favorite memory? It's hard to choose. Probably, the day my son was born, the day he got his liver transplant, the day I got the copies of my first book from Create Space

What’s one thing that very few people know about you? I was molested as a child

What’s your biggest pet peeve? Selfishness.

What’s the loveliest sight you’ve ever seen? A new baby anything.

What’s the most beautiful sound you’ve heard? Birds in the early morning.

What’s your favorite/most visited Internet site? Amazon—you can get anything there

What’s your favorite time of day? Just before dawn.

What’s your favorite meal? Chinese food.

What’s your favorite song? Seattle.

What’s your favorite vacation spot? Somewhere quiet with lots of scenery.

What’s your favorite thing to do? Read, paint and watch TV.

What’s your favorite snack? Chips and milk.

What’s your favorite dessert? Lava cake.

What’s your favorite beverage?
Lemon water.

What’s your favorite ice cream? Sherbet.

What’s your favorite hobby or past-time? Reading.

What’s your favorite thing to do when there’s nothing to do? Read.

What’s your favorite quote? "I have not yet begun to fight." -Captain John Paul Jones

What’s your favorite candy bar? Butterfinger.

What’s your favorite movie snack? Popcorn.

What’s your favorite social media site? Facebook. I'm too mouthy for Twitter, and I've never managed to post much on Instagram.

What’s your favorite color? Any shades of purple

What do you never leave the house without? Glasses, phone, purse.

What drives you crazy? Crowds

What is the wallpaper on your computer’s desktop? My paintings

What do you know now that you wish you knew then?
I'm not damaged goods

What movie genre do you prefer: drama, comedy, action, adventure, thriller, or horror?
Action/adventure, and comedy.

What is your obsession? Keeping busy

What is a pet peeve? Door to door solicitation

What are your idiosyncrasies? I sit on my feet.

What do you collect? Books.

What smells remind you of your childhood? Horse manure, barn smells.

What author would you most like to review one of your books? Jayne Ann Krenz or Amanda M Lee

What book are you currently working on? No 2 in my Magi of Rulari series.

What’s your latest recommendation for: 

Food:  Fried Chicken
Music:  Baby Elephant Walk
Movie: Hatari
Book: The Quiet Gentleman
TV: Shame, Shame On The Bixby Boys (Made for TV Movie)


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All Our Tomorrows
From This Day Forward 
To Love & Honor
Warriors of St. Antoni
Art Show Basics


Gail Daley is a self-taught writer and artist with a background in business. An omnivorous reader, she was inspired by her son, also a writer, to finish some of the incomplete novels she had begun over the years. She is heavily involved in local art groups and fills her time reading, writing, painting in acrylics, and spending time with her husband of 40 plus years.

A recent bout with breast cancer and major stomach surgery has slowed her down a little, but she continues to write and paint.

Currently her family is owned by two cats, a mischievous young cat called Mab (after the fairy queen of air and darkness) and a Gray Princess named Moonstone. In the past, the family shared their home with many dogs, cats and a Guinea Pig, all of whom have passed over the rainbow bridge.

Connect with Gail:
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