The youngest of three, Thora Gabriel is from a small town in Illinois-a rural part of America that is rapidly fading from the scene. Her father worked on the farm while her mother raised the kids and worked at the nearby hospital.
Thora moved to Southern California in1987 and received an associate degree in Business Administration from Fullerton College. She continued studying, taking numerous writing classes at Cal State Fullerton and University of California, Irvine.
A professional writer for 10 years, Thora has three novels to her credit prior to Chessie Bligh including Aiken Payne and the Adventures of Lily Jack, Aiken Payne and the Oxborrow Mansion Mystery, and The Empty Grave. Thora is currently working on the second book in the Chessie Bligh series.
After moving to California she discovered hiking and exploring old railroads. Thora adores the great outdoors and loves to explore the many secret canyons found in Utah and Northern Arizona. A mother of two and a grandmother, Thora lives with her husband in Orange County, California.
For more information about Thora Gabriel, visit http://www.chessiebligh.com/
JRR Martin, JK Rowling, JRR Tolkein, (SHEESH....almost makes me want to change my name to JKR! Gabriel. Umberto Eco, Mark Twain, Philip Pullman, Cornelia Funke
Chessie Bligh Journey to Antelantiesse, my first book won the Mom's Choice Award and got the Midwest Book Review
iUniverse, but if my sales numbers aren't forthcoming....I'm contacting IBPA and finding an new publisher.
I love to come home from work and cuddle with my dog Bogie. We both love to play chase and squeaker.
When I'm not writing, I enjoy hiking on the weekends.
I hope to travel some day - but only if its someplace where nobody has ever been.
Sierra Club, Girls Scouts, American Cancer Society
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