I’m so excited to welcome Gail Sattler as my final Meet-and-Greet guest of 2012! (I’ve got something fun up my sleeve for the holidays…Author interviews will return in January. :)) I first discovered Gail’s writing when I read her book, The Narrow Path. It was such a fun read, and her newest release sounds just as fun. Any book that coins the term “gnomegnapping” is a winner in my mind. (To learn more about this famous garden gnome, keep reading below.)

For the Love of Garden Gnomes (Meet and Greet with Gail Sattler) | www.sarahforgrave.comGail Sattler lives in Vancouver BC, where you don’t have to shovel rain, with her husband, three sons, two dogs, and a lizard, who is quite cuddly for a reptile. When she’s not busy writing, Gail is an active musician playing piano for the worship team at her church, electric bass for a local jazz band, and upright acoustic bass for a community orchestra. When she’s not reading, Gail loves to sit back with a hot coffee and a good book written by someone else. Please visit Gail’s website at www.gailsattler.com.


Welcome, Gail! Let’s get to the questions, shall we?

Opener Question: What seven words best describe you?

Happy, Busy, Musician, Leader, Animal-lover (I hyphenated that, so it only counts as one word), Writer, Busy

Either/Or Questions:

1) Grand Canyon or Niagara Falls?

Niagara Falls – the Canadian side!!!!

2) Slave away in the kitchen or Call for take-out?

Take out. What kind of question is that?

3) On the go or Take it slow?

On the go, life doesn’t sit still, so neither do I.

4) Apple cider or Hot chocolate?

Depends, is it winter or summer?

5) Shopaholic or Shop-a-phobic?

Shop-a phobic. Give me eBay to a crushing mall trip any day!

6) Nat King Cole or Frederic Chopin?

I can’t answer that. I love all kinds of music except country and rap. Chopin is actually my least favorite composer, I prefer my music more planted in theory. I adore Bach and Schubert. Or if feeling more active, Gershwin. For jazz, give me a great bass line, and I’m there.

7) Creamy mashed potatoes or Sweet potato casserole?

Sweet potato casserole. Or sweet potato anything.


Fun answers, Gail! As a fellow jazz fan, I’m with you on a good bass line. And I had to laugh at your take-out answer. Surely some people like to slave away in the kitchen, right? ๐Ÿ™‚ As for eBay, my husband is the king of finding vacation deals. I pat himย on theย back, say “Nice work, honey,” and start packing the suitcases. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks so much for being here! I loved getting to know you.


For the Love of Garden Gnomes (Meet and Greet with Gail Sattler) | www.sarahforgrave.comTake the Trophy & Run

Craft store owner Amber Weathersby wants to be a member of the Bloomfield garden club but has never received the blessing of a green thumb, and even Stan, her best friend, can only offer limited help. She’s only a member because her semi-famous garden gnome, Gnorman, holds the prized trophy each year in the Spring Fling contestโ€™s winning garden.

But this year, instead of being the life of the party, her little star is gnomegnapped, and worse, the clubโ€™s irreplaceable trophy has gone missing with him. While Amber is chasing the gnome around town trying to win the trophy, Stan is chasing Amber, trying to win her heart.


Blog Readers: Let’s talk…Are you an eBay shopper? What’s the most unique item you’ve ever bid on? Any fun deals to share?



Meet and Greet with Author Gail Sattler

15 thoughts on “Meet and Greet with Author Gail Sattler

  • November 19, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Hi, I’ve never shopped on eBay. Quite frankly I would not know where to begin.

    TAKE THE TROPHY & RUN looks fabulous.

    • November 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      I agree, Mary, eBay is pretty overwhelming. My husband is the expert in our household, and I’m happy to keep it that way. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • November 19, 2012 at 9:15 am

    no, i’ve never shopped on ebay

    thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story

  • November 19, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Hi Sarah! Hi Gail! Fun interview! I have shopped Ebay for Civil War women’s dresses – I’m a CW reenactor ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Happy Thanksgiving to you both!

    • November 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      Oh how neat, Loree. I bet you find some pretty amazing dresses there.

      Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  • November 19, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Hi! Loved the interview, the Shop-a-phobic answer was great! I think the oddest thing I have bid on on eBay was a box of barbies including a pregnant one with a removable belly/baby and a gray haired ken and barbie (grandparents)…….
    I posted a link on my Facebook and Twitter plus I commented here, obviously lol…

    • November 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      Wow, Jasmine, Now that’s what I call life-cycle Barbie. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s amazing the things you can find.

      Thanks for visiting and for spreading the word! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • November 19, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I’m not an eBay shopper. I’d rather look for deals in regular stores. They’re plentiful, and I can handle the merchandise before making a decision.

    • November 19, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      I know what you mean, Susan. Certain things I’m okay with buying online. But lots of things require inspecting (or trying on) before I buy. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

  • November 19, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I love the interview. I wish I could do something like this, but the problem will be where to get fabulous authors to give me time for an interview ๐Ÿ™‚ I never shopped in Ebay, but would like to try in the future :
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    • November 20, 2012 at 11:32 am

      If you decide to shop on eBay, Monica, let me know how it goes! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      • November 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm

        Will do, Sarah. I have been learning how to shop online these days and they are convenient in some ways.

        Happy thanksgiving, too!

        Oh, don’t forget to join my little giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  • November 20, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I’m not an eBay shopper, no. Internet shopper part time, but not eBay. As far as music, where’s the Celine Dion option? ๐Ÿ˜€

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    • November 20, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Part-time internet shopper…I love it, Rhonda. And sorry to leave out Celine Dion. Hopefully your heart will go on. (ba-dum-chhh) ๐Ÿ™‚

      Happy Thanksgiving!

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