Shirley, Gayle C(orbett) 1955–

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SHIRLEY, Gayle C(orbett) 1955–

PERSONAL: Born February 2, 1955, in Ithaca, NY; daughter of Marshall (a geologist) and Jean (an office manager; maiden name, Parmenter) Corbett; married Stephen D. Shirley (a journalist), June 24, 1978; children: Colin, Jesse. Education: University of Montana, B.A. (with high honors), 1978. Hobbies and other interests: Quilting, reading, movies, walking.

ADDRESSES: Home and office—Great Falls, MT. Agent—c/o Author Mail, Globe Pequot Press, 246 Goose Ln., Ste. 200, Guilford, CT 06437-2186. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Missoulian, Missoula, MT, reporter and editor, 1977–80; Independent Record, Helena, MT, reporter and editor, 1980–82; Pinnacle (senior citizen magazine), Helena, founder, 1982, publisher, 1982–84; Falcon Press Publishing, Helena, editor, 1984–91; freelance writer, Great Falls, MT, 1991–. Great Falls Public Library, member of board of trustees, 1995–97.

MEMBER: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Falls Quilt Guild.

WRITINGS:

M Is for Montana, illustrated by Constance R. Bergum, ABC Press (Helena, MT), 1988.

C Is for Colorado, illustrated by Constance R. Bergum, ABC Press (Helena, MT), 1989.

A Is for Animals, illustrated by Constance R. Bergum, Falcon Press (Helena, MT), 1991.

Four-Legged Legends of Montana, illustrated by John Potter, Falcon Press (Helena, MT), 1993.

Montana's Wildlife: A Children's Field Guide to the State's Most Remarkable Animals, illustrated by Sandy Allnock, Falcon Press (Helena, MT), 1993.

(With Debbie Tewell) Where Dinosaurs Still Rule: A Guide to Dinosaur Areas of the West, illustrated by David Mooney, Falcon Press (Helena, MT), 1993.

Four-Legged Legends of Colorado, illustrated by John Potter, Falcon Press (Helena, MT), 1994.

Four-Legged Legends of Oregon, illustrated by John Potter, Falcon Press (Helena, MT), 1995.

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Montana Women, Falcon Press (Helena, MT), 1995.

Charlie's Trail: The Life and Art of C. M. Russell, Falcon Press (Helena, MT), 1996.

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Oregon Women, TwoDot (Helena, MT), 1998.

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Colorado Women, Globe Pequot Press (Guilford, CT), 2002.

Contributor to magazines, including Boy's Life, Falcon, and Big Sky Journal.

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PERIODICALS

AB Bookman's Weekly, March 22, 1999, review of More than Petticoats: Remarkable Oregon Women, p. 642.