Gail Ingis, ASID
Author | Educator | Writer | Designer | Artist
Having spent her youth dallying in Coney Island, Gail is currently painting scenes for her upcoming exhibition at the Lockwood Museum in 2016. She is a member of the Connecticut Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, and loves to hear from fans. Drop her a line, or follow her on social media.
In the Author’s Words
I write and blog about art history, architecture, and interior design. And, you guessed it, I write fiction, too. Writing and painting are my two passions.
I’ve been married to my wonderful husband, Tom, for 22 years. Together we have five grown children who have five great spouses, and twelve grandchildren — I think we’re done! Tom earned a PhD in Biochemistry, and I a BFA in Interior Design, with MFA studies in Architecture and Design Criticism. We have traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, and India.
I founded a school of interior design, and taught at the university-level for many years. These days, my main focus (between writing projects) is to complete my painting project, entitled Images of Coney Island for a show at the end of 2016. My media is oil, watercolor, and passtel — images of landscapes, cityscapes, and people.
I am a Trustee and Curator of Art at Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk, Connecticut. My fascination with an 1867 painting, once at Lockwood, resulted in writing my first historic romance novel, Indigo Sky, an eBook published by Soul Mate Publishing, available on Amazon. I am a member of the Connecticut Chapter of the Romance Writers of America.
Variety is the spice of life . . . none of my endeavors have been for naught. And my next book is percolating!
What Do I Read?
Since I write, I also read. There are a couple of oldies I love – Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, and Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead. With respect to contemporary fiction, I have a few other choice authors:
- Kristan Higgins
- Sherry Thomas
- Susan Wiggs
- Loretta Chase
- Lisa Kleypas
- Laura Moore
- Susan Elizabeth Phillips
- Rachel Gibson
- Ellen O’Connell
- Katy Lee
- Claire Gem
There are more, but I am running out of room!