Gertie Poole – Duval County Writer

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Gertie Poole (Children’s Fiction) – Duval County Florida Fiction Writer lived in Jacksonville Florida until her passing in March of 2011. In her time she wrote and published two fiction stories. Which to most of us in the writing world is quite a feat. Her writing career was taking off but her body just couldn’t keep going. She will be missed.

Her books

The Realm by Gertie PooleRealm – Oct 2007

Before the Dark Ages, creatures of magic lived in harmony with the mortal world. With the introduction of new religions, the magicals were branded as demonic and the persecution began. It was a seller’s market and unicorns, griffins, and dragons were slaughtered for tokens of their powers. Having no other recourse, the members of the magical community met to plan their escape from the genocide taking place. Ancient magic, held in secret by the mighty dragons, enabled them to create a realm of their own, safe from the mortal world, yet keeping a portal open so they could pass through undetected. In their absence, the demonic forces gained a foothold, and the mortal world plunged into its darkest times. But with the onslaught of the Inquisition, the demons too, were persecuted and forced to create their own

Magic Trash by Gertie PooleMagic Trash – April 2008
(Unavailable in Print and there is no eBook version)
There is one listed by Chamblin Book Mine

Hattie Mae screwed up. Along with her dysfunctional magical neighbors she is banished from the Magic Realm and forced to survive in a penal colony-Magic Memories Trailer Park in Florida. Even though they’re forbidden to use the trace magic left to them, Hattie fines she’s become an aging, fat, miserable elf. She can’t resist and the results are disastrous. Her indiscretions cost her a fortune in fines and years added to her sentence. Residual magic has side effects. To make matters worse, someone is murdering the residents. Argon, the king’s champion griffin is dispatched to investigate and eliminate the murderer. Invoking an antiquated law of the Realm to save a friend, Hattie now has one week to produce the murderer or forfeit her life. With the help of a fastidious elf, an emotional troll, a foul-mouthed parrot, a berserk toilet, and the pompous griffin with whom she shares a secret past, Hattie blazes forward to save lives, especially her own.


Gertie Poole

POOLE Gertie Poole, 56, of Jacksonville, FL passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011. She was born June 1, 1954 in Paramus, NJ, the daughter of Joseph and Charlotte Ferreira. She was a devoted Navy wife, beloved mother, avid volunteer in her community association, and most recently, an award-winning author, despite her blindness. Her two published novels, Realm and Magic Trash, bring joy and inspiration to all who open them and marked the beginning of a bright literary career cut far too short. All who met Gertie were struck by her fierce independence, generosity and kindness, her sense of humor, and an amazing personality. She was preceded in death by her mother, Charlotte Ferreira, and her brother, Nick Ferreira. Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Jim Poole; daughter, Tiffiny Poole; father, Joseph Ferreira, all of Jacksonville, FL and sister, Karen Mockel of Summerfield, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in her name to the Florida State College Foundation for the ILAB (Independent Living for Adult Blind) who changed her life and that of so many others

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I am a retired medical office worker who sold everything, bought an old RV and began traveling around the state of Florida with her mother and youngest daughter. My mother has since passed and I work on my books, blogs and websites in the rural quiet of Suwannee County Florida.

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