Gail Konop Baker's work has been published in Marie Claire, Health Magazine, Literary Mama, Talking River Review, The Potomac, Mota, The Danforth Review, Madison Magazine, Yankee Pot Roast, Wisconsin Trails, Xanadu, Womansong, Pudding Magazine, Glass Review, and an anthology funded by the Ohio Arts Council.
Gail is the author of the crtically-acclaimed memoir, Cancer is a Bitch: Or, I'd Rather Be Having A Midlife Crisis.Her short story, "My Religious Education," won third place in the Madison Magazine Short Fiction Contest, chosen by Jane Hamilton, was also a Glimmer Train Top 25 Fiction Open Finalist, a finalist in the 2006 New Millennium Fiction competition and a semi-finalist in the Boston Fiction Festival 2007 contest.
She is a graduate of Simon's Rock Early College, and the University of Toledo with honors, and did graduate work at Hunter College, CUNY, and Dartmouth College. Gail has worked as an advertising executive, a stand-up comic, a waitress, a high school teacher, and a journalist. She is also a columnist (on hiatus) for Literary Mama, a freelance essayist, an award winning short story writer and poet, a competitive runner, an occasional yoga instructor, a mother of three, and a breast cancer survivor.
Currently, she is working on two books, one tentatively titled The Inner Vixen and The Lazy-Boy about the shifting balance of power in relationships in and out of bedrooms across America. The other is a novel tentatively titled The Secret Lives of Doctors' Wives.
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CANCER IS A BITCH Or, I'd Rather Be Having a Midlife Crisis (Da Capo Press October 2008)
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