Gail Gauthier: The Collected Essays
at Kitchen Tales, February 8, 2023.
Another eating essay. I may have to consider giving these their own
section on this page. This was inspired by the text I mention in the
Julia Powell and the World of Blogging
Feedium, November 5, 2022. Julie Powell and I started blogging
the same year. The similarities end there.
The Bigger Picture, May 17, 2022. A personal essay that includes both eating and
A Minimalist's Christmas at The Bigger Picture,
Dec. 6, 2021. I
really did get the idea for this after deciding not to buy something for
my kids. I did the first draft a couple of years ago. |
What We Did There at
Tell Your Story, Aug. 20, 2021.
This was one of my two submissions for the writers challenge mentioned
above. It is also one of a series of "black belt essays" I've written
over the years about my experience as a taekwondo student. I had
done a draft for a workshop the year before, and used the structure I'd
learned there for it, as well as the feedback I received. So we’re
talking workshopping, folks. I workshopped something.|
Enough at Kitchen Tales, Aug. 11, 2021.
second submission for the writers challenge. I started this at least a
year earlier. Since I am interested in writing about eating, I was
pleased to get an opportunity to finish and publish it.|
|Heroes at Bending
Genres, June 11, 2018. A flash memoir that also happens to be a dog story.|
|My Bread Loaf
at The Millions, Aug. 8, 2011. A memoir-like piece about my experience working in
the kitchen at the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College.|
|Burned at The
Millions, Aug. 18, 2010. Here you can read about how things were going with my career a
while back and learn that I know too much about one particular TV show.|
Memory at Literary Mama, Aug., 2007. My attempt to reconcile my life as
a mother with my life as a martial arts student.|
Deficiency in The
Horn Book, Sept./Oct., 2007, Vol. 83 Issue 5, p 538. This short essay,
not available on-line, was written for The Horn Book's special issue on
how gender affects reading.|
|A Night at the Dojang
at VerbSap, 2005. The first of what I think of as the Black Belt Essays,
mainly because at my taekwondo school we had to write an essay every time we tested for a
new black belt level. This was not one of mine.|
Gail Gauthier: The Collected Short Stories
The Mother Suite
Literary Mama, November, 2022.|
|Fears That We May Cease To Be at
Blue Nib Literary Magazine, May, 2020. A screen capture from
Blue Nib's website before it ceased to be.|
Rosemary and Olive Oil at
Alimentum, January, 2013. Another screen capture from
Alimentum via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine since Alimentum has
also ceased to be.|
|How Mom Saved the Planet in Cricket Magazine, May, 1993,
Vol. 20, N. 9|
|The Mystery of the Ring-Tailed Cat in Cricket Magazine,
Oct., 1983, Vol. 11, N. 2|
Gail Gauthier: The Collected Humor Writing
The Trick To Writing Stellar Book Submission Letters
Pastures, May 18, 2023. If you have been submitting book-length manuscripts to traditional agents and editors, and if you have been reading
untold numbers of articles on how to do it, and if you have been attending workshops on the subject, and if you have been reading
agent bios and wishlists…well, if you have been doing all that, this will sound familiar to you.|
Some Thoughts On Your Request That I Start Helping Out Around Here at Frazzled, April 25, 2023.
So one day I asked a young family member what she could do every day to help Mommy and Daddy, and she said, “Give them hugs.” I was unmoved, and that was the beginning of this piece.
Five Goodreads Stars Because Tipper Taft Sinclair Is A Freaking Goddess!
Pastures, March 3, 2023.
I really liked Tipper. I could read a whole book about her and how she plans and cooks meals.|
You Are The Parents Of Sixth Graders. Act Like It.
at Frazzled, June 2, 2022.
Yes, I did chaperone a few too many field trips when my kids
There's Not Going To Be A St. John The Baptist Day Parade
This Year, Eli at The Haven, May
My family is on of the few in the United States that
celebrates this holiday. Once we had a bouncy house!|
Your Guide To Finding The Perfect Church
at The Haven, May 2, 2022.
This piece began life long ago as a wry, David Sedaris-type essay with very little coffee.
I should be upfront and say that I don't drink coffee.|
Feb. 18, 2022. This is another example of a shell form, the shell being a class unit. I worked on this for two months while on weekly hikes.|
Your Child Has Been Exposed To COVID...Again. UPDATE: Do Whatever You
Want! at Frazzled,
Feb. 9, 2022. This was difficult to write. Repeating
UPDATE and including text with strikethroughs helped a lot.|
I'm More Altruistic Than You Are
at The Haven, Dec. 14,
This is an example of a shell form, the shell being a text
conversation between two people.|
Daddy Is Watching The Olympics Again
at Frazzled, Aug. 3, 2021.
And, kids, next winter you get to spend weeks of your life
watching the Olympics again but with snow! |
Anxiety NOW! at
The Haven, June 16, 2021. Yes, I have been to a couple of
meditation workshops. No, they weren't like this. |
My Child Doesn’t Watch YouTube and Yours Shouldn’t, Either at
Frazzled, Feb. 3, 2021. Humor from the toddler trenches. |
Dear Pastor Bill at The Haven, Dec. 2, 2020. Communion Sundays during the
Well, How Many Masks Have You Made? at
Medium, May 25, 2020. I've made
over a hundred of these things. I've given up counting.|