Gail Esola, aka Gia Sola
Writer of Fiction, Speeches, Advertising, and Annual Reports (!)
Gia grew up as Gail in the New York metropolitan area and has been passionate about writing something or other since the third grade. She studied at NYU and The New School and made her living in the corporate world, crafting speeches, advertising copy, annual reports, and the like for twenty years on both coasts. She's also done volunteer work with the non-profit community, including stints as an adult literacy tutor, grant writer, and newsletter editor.
Believing that passion is what moves us, Gia has assumed her new persona in order to take up the challenge of writing erotica and other fiction. She's also been polishing her poetry. She hopes to have something substantial published before the end of the decade. Then she'll see what happens next.
Articles by Gia Sola
The Email That Got Published May 14, 2009 (Gia Sola) Ten stories out, I have a sassy short-short now appearing in SLAB, the annual journal published by Slippery Rock University. "The Corset" began as an email to a man I was trying to make jealous. And since I'd put as much energy into that message as any of my other works of fiction, I decided to go ahead and submit this one too. If I did anything differently, it was that I didn't over-edit the piece, but that's not the (sole) reason it got published. (complete article...)
Relief For Writers March 31, 2008 (Gia Sola) If we were in a meeting right now, a twelve step support-group kind of meeting, I'd be sharing this story about my writing life to show you how far I fell and to tell you how I was saved. But instead of our sitting in a room together, maybe drinking coffee like they do at AA, we sit alone at our computers, a dictionary in one hand, pencil in the other. (complete article...)
Erotica: Licking the Language Gap (And Other Things) April 25, 2006 (Gia Sola) Teasing your readers with naughty words can be a real turn-on, but can one type with hairy palms? A discourse on the writing of dirty stories. (complete article...)