Gayla’s writing journey began with her hobby of painting landscapes. In her vivid imagination, characters and scenes came to life as she painted scenes with beautiful natural settings. Her inspiring novels combine her love for the great outdoors with romance, suspense and adventure.
She has been a finalist in the Daphne du Maurier contest and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association literary contest, and is a member of several writing organizations. She has also had the privilege of working for the Navy, NASA, and two Fortune 100 companies as a software engineer, and has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in engineering.
Gayla and her husband often tour the country in their RV, visiting many state and national parks. She enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling, and currently resides in the Pacific Northwest.