Publicity and Marketing
Bachelor of Arts, Case Western Reserve University
GAIL EASTWOOD-STOKES spent 20 years as a journalist and public-relations/marketing specialist before penning her first novel set in early 19th century England. Published under the name Gail Eastwood by Signet NAL/Penguin in 1994, that book, which won a Golden Leaf and other awards, led to six more novels published by Signet, including three Reviewer's Choice nominees and two Holt Medallion finalists.
Nominated twice for Career Achievement awards because of the originality and emotional depth in her critically acclaimed and thoroughly researched stories, Ms. Eastwood-Stokes has lectured and taught writing at the local, regional and national levels for fifteen years, at venues such as the Brown University Learning Connection, the North Kingstown Arts Council, and the Romance Writers of America chapter and national conferences. Ms. Eastwood-Stokes has continued to accept assignments for editing, journalism, and public relations projects, which have included magazine work, a newspaper column, theater reviews, feature articles, political campaigns, fund raising, special events and much more.
In addition to her life-long love of the written word, Ms. Eastwood-Stokes loves music and admits to a passing acquaintance with both the piano and the guitar. However, her musical passion is for Renaissance dance, which she has studied for 30 years and taught for 20 years.
Carpenter, Jean Maxon
de la Garza, Rene