Gail Brinson Ivey, Author

Hello,

Welcome to my website! I’m author of the romantic science fiction novel Lightning on the Levee, which you can read about here. Be sure and subscribe to my email list, so you can be the first to know when Lightning on the Levee is published!

I’m currently in search of a good literary agent, so if you know one, or are one, I would love to hear from you!

Please contact me here. Thank you!

Lightning on the Levee

Depressed over his broken engagement, and laid off from the best job he’s ever had, Memphis television director Flint Arrington travels to New Orleans, hoping to be washed away in the tidal surge of an impending Cat 5 hurricane. Shocked by the sight of a young woman materializing nearby, he impulsively grabs her and runs, whisking her to safety from the storm as they are pelted by the first stinging drops of hurricane force rain.

Wealthy sugar heiress Molly B O’Connor, abducted by aliens in 1908, has only one desire – to go back home. But Flint’s lifelong friend, government scientist Roger Everett, convinces her that going home is impossible. read more

About

From the time I was a small child, I’ve always loved to read, and it wasn’t long before I was making up my own stories. I grew to especially enjoy creating realistic, complex characters, who, in essence, became the “Imaginary Friends” of my childhood. Frequently, my protagonists would have major character flaws, which they grew to overcome.

By the time I was in high school, a certain one of my friends and I would write very short stories at home (I wrote mine *after* I finished my homework) and exchange them the next day at school. I still remember the day that I was mortified to be called out in class for “passing notes”. read more

Blog

Still working on getting Lightning on the Levee published!

I thought I should let you, my faithful readers, know about my progress toward getting Lightning on the Levee published.

It’s been over a year since I first considered the book complete, and I’ve been looking for an agent or publisher on and off since.

I say “on and off” because every time I read back over the book, I find something that needs to be changed. So Lightning on the Levee, although “complete”, has been in improvement for all this time.

How the publishing system works

In case you don’t know how the publishing system works, this is the procedure: read more

Ladies’ Edwardian Makeup

Look what I found for you – An article about Edwardian makeup from 1909!

While writing a post for you about ladies’ makeup in the Edwardian era (you’ll see that post in the near future) I was perusing the California Digital Newspaper Collection online. And there I found this treasure of an article that was in the Sacramento Union, Number 63, 25 April 1909.

The Edwardian makeup text is hard to read on the old newsprint, so I’ve transcribed it for you. You can find the original at the bottom of this page. Don’t you love the way they wrote back then? read more

Interesting Facts About Life in 1908

At midnight on January 1, 1908, a ball signifying the New Year was dropped for the first time ever at Times Square.

We’re still dropping balls, but so many other things have changed since 1908. What a difference a century makes! I found some interesting facts and statistics about life in 1908 for you. Enjoy!

Wages

The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour. It will be 30 more years before there would be such a thing as the minimum wage.

The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year. read more

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