Gayle Carline spent almost 30 years as a software engineer until she chewed her way out of the cubicle to become a writer. In 2005, she began writing a humor column for her local newspaper, the Placentia News-Times, entertaining readers with stories of her life with Dale and their son, Marcus. In 2009, she published her first mystery novel, Freezer Burn
, with Echelon Press. In 2011, she published What Would Erma Do
, a humorous memoir about getting the newspaper job, woven in with some of her readers’ favorite columns. Her latest, Hit or Missus
, is another mystery starring her favorite housecleaner-turned-detective, Peri Minneopa, who is up to her elbows in hot water, as usual.
In her spare time, Gayle likes to sit down with friends and laugh over a glass of wine. And maybe plot a little murder and mayhem.