Me and my hubby, Dale


Gayle Car­line is a typ­i­cal Cal­i­forn­ian, mean­ing that she was born some­where else. She moved to Orange County from Illi­nois in 1978 and finally nested in Pla­cen­tia a few years later. Her hus­band, Dale, bought her a lap­top for Christ­mas in 1999 because she wanted to write. A year after that, he gave her horse­back rid­ing lessons. When she bought her first horse, she finally started writing.

Me and my lit­tle red mare, Frostie.


Gayle soon became a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to Cal­i­for­nia Rid­ing Mag­a­zine, and in March, 2005, she began writ­ing a humor col­umn for her local news­pa­per, the Pla­cen­tia News-Times. Since then, she’s been 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. Since then, she just keeps think­ing of new ways to enter­tain her mys­tery and humor read­ers. She’ll con­tinue to write columns and mys­ter­ies as long as there are sto­ries to tell.

My besties!

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.