Last Saturday (July 20) Ankeny Writers visited with Author Gail Kittleson who describes herself as “a late, but sincere, bloomer.” Gail taught college expository writing and English as a Second Language. Now she focuses on women’s fiction and facilitates writing workshops and women’s retreats. She and her husband enjoy family in northern Iowa, and the Arizona Ponderosa forest in winter. WhiteFire Publishing released Gail’s memoir, Catching Up With Daylight in 2013, and her debut women’s historical fiction, In This Together (Wild Rose Press/Vintage Imprint) released in 2015. She also contributed to the Little Cab Press 2015 Christmas Anthology, and has a World War II series on the way. Meeting new reading and writing friends is the meringue on her pie, as her heroine Dottie would say.