Gayle Krause was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The oldest girl on the block, she always led the younger kids in creative dramatics, wilderness expeditions through fields, and fossil hunting in the shale piles left from the heyday of coal mining. Those early interactions led her to a career in education. As a Master teacher, she continued to inspire teens as she prepared prospective Elementary Teachers and Early Childhood Educators at the secondary and post-secondary levels. She also directed an instructional Laboratory Pre-K for her students where she worked with eager young four-year-olds.
Because she taught both young adults and preschoolers, her books fall at both ends of the Children’s Literature spectrum. When she writes picture books, she thinks in rhyme. First, ROCK STAR SANTA. And now, DADDY, CAN YOU SEE THE MOON? When Gayle writes novels for middle grades and teens, her stories are either fantasy, contemporary stories based on fantasy, or historical fiction.
Gayle is most comfortable in front of students, be they four years old, or forty. She loves to teach Children’s Literature and enhance literacy skills in young readers. She’s a PAL member of SCBWI, KidLit, Ink, and a past member of The Poets’ Garage.
She is represented by Rebecca Angus of the Golden Wheat Literary Agency.