Gayle began drawing as soon as she could hold a crayon and writing when she was twelve. She holds a Bachelor's in Pictorial Arts from UCLA, and a MFA from the University of Oregon in Creative Writing. In her varied career, she has been a tie dye artist, go-go dancer, baker, creator of ceramic beasties, illustrator, fiction teacher, and now, novelist.
A world traveler, Gayle has visited England and Europe numerous times, and lived for two years in Jakarta, Indonesia, with many trips around Asia. She currently resides in Oakland, California, with her husband, Richard Anderson, and their two cats, a lilac point Siamese and an Asian Burmese.
Gayle's husband, Richard, delights in database development, but also has talent as a writer and master storyteller (Oh, those Alaskan bear tales...). Richard has been endlessly helpful in choreographing the action scenes of Gayle's books. As a "buttonhead", his computer skills have made this site possible.
Gayle and Richard have been married almost 30 years, and have been together even longer. They lived in the Haight Ashbury in the 60's and sold their tie dyes on the streets of Berkeley. They studied at the University of Oregon in the 70's. A return to California in the 80's proved an indirect route to Indonesia. Gayle finished her Italian Renaissance romance in Jakarta, a rather bizarre conjunction. The 90's brought Gayle and Richard back to the Bay Area, and they look to remain here in the new millenium.
The name Feyrer is Bavarian. The first syllable is pronounced Fie as in Fee FIE Foe Fum. The second starts with a little roll, burr, or grrrrowl, FIE-rrer. Don't worry, only three Americans have ever guessed right. Just one of these, a linguist, actually knew what was correct. Usually people take the r from rer and move it to the front, Freyer, or Fryer, or whatnot. Isn't Taylor Chase a lot easier?