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Roberta Gately's Biography

Member Info

Mar 2010

A nurse, humanitarian aid worker, and writer, Roberta Gately has served in 3rd world war zones ranging from Africa to Afghanistan.  She has written on the subject of refugees for the Journal of Emergency Nursing and the BBC World News Online.  Her first novel "Lipstick in Afghanistan" will be released in November by Simon and Schuster.    

Influences

Any writer with a great story - Harper Lee, D.H. Lawrence, and Marge Piercy, and lately it’s Ann Patchett, Elizabeth George and Phillipa Gregory.
Reading - I just finished “The Help” by Katherine Stockett and “Those Who Save Us” by Jenna Blum – both were spellbinding stories.

Upcoming Works

"LIpstick in Afghanistan" to be released by Smon & Schuster in November, 2010

Agents

Judy Hansen
Cynthia Manson

Recommended Links

Publishers

Simon & Schuster, New York, NY