Gay Degani who blogs at gaydegani.com lives in Southern California with her husband in an old Victorian house where parrots congregate at dusk in the oaks and camphors around her neighborhood.
A new edition of her of suspense novel is now available through Amazon. You will need to copy and paste it if you are guided to the first edition which is the more subdued version:
Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/What-Came-Before-Gay-Degani/dp/192553605X/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480624696&sr=1-1-fkmr1&keywords=GAY+DEGANI+AUTHOR
She has published fiction online and in print including her literary suspense novel WHAT CAME BEFORE, a short collection, POMEGRANATE STORIES, and her newly-released longer collection, RATTLE OF WANT, from Pure Slush Press.
About RATTLE OF WANT:
"Award-winning author, Gay Degani, kills it again with this new collection. The stories in "Rattle of Want" are by turns smart, tender, dark, and always compelling. Degani gives us life in all its skewed realities and does so with finesse and vigor. This book is a knockout." -Kathy Fish, author of Together We Can Bury It
"Short stories are one of the purest forms of storytelling. Luckily for us, Gay Degani is a master at it. Don't miss Rattle Of Want!" -Robert Swartwood, USA Today bestselling author of New Avalon
"Short, bittersweet stories from a writer who knows just what makes us tick. Some are heart-stopping, some heart-breaking, but all these stories will make your world wider." -Sarah Hillary, Author of the 'superbly disturbing' Someone Else’s Skin, 1st in the DI Marnie Rome trilogy,
Rattle of Want is a narrative road trip across America, driven by memorable characters and prose with muscle. Degani is a consummate storyteller and a virtuosa of short fiction. -Christopher Allen, 2015 Ginosoko Literary Journal's Flash Fiction Award and the managing editor of SmokeLong Quarterly
If you think of stories as noises, then Gay Degani will sometimes have you clamping your ears and other times leaning forward to soak every detail in. Her stories can be quiet and subtle or loud and bold. She pairs the ugly, imperfect, bumbling pieces of ourselves with the pure, beautiful parts of our souls--and the result is a magnificent symphony you want to replay again and again. -Tara Laskowski, author of Bystanders, 2016, and Editor-in-Chief of Smokelong Quarterly
"Gay Degani writes amazing stories. Rattle of Want is like a thunderbolt, exploding over a tree in Pasadena, California packed with wild parrots, who look out in wonder at the world. Her characters may be ordinary people, but their lives are as adventurous and varied as these birds who have escaped a pet store burning to the ground." –Bud Smith, author of the novel F-250 and more.
Three times nominated for Pushcart consideration and winner of the 11th Annual Glass Woman Prize, Gay has won or been a finalist in contests sponsored by Women On Writing, Glimmer Train, Writer's Digest's Short Short Competition, and Bosque (The Magazine).
Best-selling author, Robert Swartwood, interview me about What Came Before can be found here: http://www.robertswartwood.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/GayDegani.mp3