In today’s episode, we talk with Gale Massey about her novel The Girl From Bling River, playing poker, and Florida life.
More from Gale!
“The Namesake” (CutBank)
The Girl from Blind River chat
“They weren’t really loyal to their friends. They weren’t really loyal to their mate, to a certain extent. I’m just gonna say the book was kind of showing you the underbelly of people.” — Gramel
“I’m also wondering if it’s saying, because he was closeted in a small town. That was one of the reasons why he drank so much, and why it’s such an awful person, because he didn’t get to live his out life.” — Tyler
from the convo with Gale
“I spent 10 years in Pinellas Park. And then I spent eight years in St. Petersburg. And then I fled for the big city when I came out and turned the page and went to Atlanta, and spent 30 years in Atlanta, and I recently moved back here. I met my wife at a birthday party in Mexico. And she happened to live in St. Petersburg. So it was sort of like a full circle.” — Gale
“You know, how you, you put a character in the worst possible scenario and watch them try and get out. That’s sort of what I had in mind with taking away all of Jamie’s options, and leaving poker as her only viable way to see the future for herself and to pursue a future for herself.” — Gale
“I’m very interested, perhaps even obsessed with family dynamics, and family loyalty and what you’re taught what love is, is love really loyalty or are those different things?” — Gale