Gail Tansill Lambert writes novels, short fiction, and non-fiction. She has written travel articles for City Magazine, Senior News, Collinson Publishing, and The Roanoke Times. Other work has appeared in The Roanoke Star, Roanoker Magazine and a community magazine in County Cork, Ireland. She is the author of award-winning fiction and was invited to read an essay for National Public Radio WVTF in 2009. She was a writer and editor for the DAR Colonel William Preston Chapter’s historical project, Notable Women West of the Blue Ridge, Volumes I & II. Her great-grandfather was Col. Robert Tansill, CSA, who resigned from the U.S. Marine Corps to fight for the Confederacy, citing Constitutional reasons for his resignation. Family lore puts him in the arms of his mother showing him the burning of the White House from across the Potomac River during the War of 1812. That act foretold his life of military service to the U.S., cut short by orders of Lincoln to send troops against the seceding Southern states, including his native state of Virginia.
Sherwood Anderson Short Story Contest 2010 - "The Farm Boy and his Girl" - Second Place