October 2013

Anchor Books – Author’s Reading & Signing

By |October 7th, 2013|


Historical Fiction: Early Days of the American Pacific Northwest
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Widow Walk, By Gerard LaSalle

Review by Kristy McCaffrey

In Widow Walk, a fictional historical novel based on fact, we meet Emmy Evers, a young woman twice married and carving out a difficult life in the early days of the […]

September 2013

Diary entry: Fredrick, Seven Pines and Gaines Mill

By |September 24th, 2013|

Fredrick, Seven Pines and Gaines Mill
9-20-13  Spent a half day revisiting the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Fredrick, Maryland.  Previously had toured the exhibits with a good friend five years ago.   This time I was accompanied by someone with an excellent clinical background that complemented my own, which expanded my appreciation for […]

August 2013

Three Author Signing and Reading Event

By |August 25th, 2013|

This past Thursday Parkplace Bookstore in Kirkland, Washington ( hosted Shannon Polson, Lance Weller and me in what was to be a reading, signing and discussion session.  We did not read because the audience asked so many engaging, interesting and perceptive questions.  Lance Weller’s eloquent award-winning historical fiction Wilderness tells the story of an […]

Three Author Reading Event and Joplin Independent – Book Review

By |August 19th, 2013|

I am honored to be one of three Northwest Authors invited to read and discuss our work at an upcoming event hosted at Parkplace Books in Kirkland, Washington – August 22nd at 7:00.  These are similar, yet distinctly different works and I will discuss the event and my impressions of the differences in our […]

John Aylward narrates Widow Walk

By |August 9th, 2013|

We are honored to have John Aylward, the distinguished stage (ACT, Seattle Rep), TV (E.R., Law and Order) and film actor narrating the audio book version of Widow Walk.

Greenleaf Publishing will have the downloadable and CD version ready for orders on Amazon and Barnes & Noble by October.  We have had the privilege of […]

July 2013

KING 5 TV Interviews Widow Walk Author Gar La Salle

By |July 23rd, 2013|

NBC via its KING TV & KONG TV affiliates will interview Widow Walk author

By |July 10th, 2013|

NBC’s KING-TV affiliate will interview on its Morning Show Gar LaSalle about his book.  The segment will appear Monday, July 15th or sometime thereafter.  

Interesting new review from Great Britain:

“Although I’m a Scot, I have always been interested in novels and articles of the Native American peoples so when given the opportunity to read […]

George E. Pickett

By |July 7th, 2013|

July 4th
One Hundred and Fifty years ago today, Robert E. Lee, in an ill conceived battle plan, sent Major General George E. Pickett to lead a frontal attack – to march his troops up over one mile of gradually sloping prairie against a well entrenched Union force on Cemetery Ridge of the little Pennsylvania […]

June 2013

Designing a Cover for Widow Walk

By |June 12th, 2013|

The design of cover and artwork has been part of the joy for this project.  As soon as my excellent editor, Sherry Roberts,  finished her second set of edits on the manuscript, I began working with artists for the cover.  Attached below are several early concept drawings and photographs by Carey Pelto, MD,  Randy […]

May 2013

First Readings and New Award

By |May 27th, 2013|


I am pleased to announce that the first edition of Widow Walk has been selected as Finalist for Historical Fiction in the  2013 Indie Excellence Awards. 

2013 Indie Award—Finalist
Historical Fiction

As I mentioned in my last entry, both the British and US desired control of the Pacific Northwest’s strategically located San Juan Island, the ownership of […]