Gale felt the call to write the true-life story of a miraculous event that her husband experienced in 1955 when, at age 14, while hunting with his grandfather, he found an abandoned baby in the woods of Indiana. His decades-long search to locate her again resulted in their emotional reunion in 2104, which was broadcast world-wide on the “CBS This Morning”show. Additionally, CBS posted the video on YouTube and the story of their reunion went “viral,” as they say. Soon Gale and her husband were receiving responses from  Individuals from all over the world expressing interest in knowing more about his decades-long search, the reunion and  their personal life.

It took two years to write“And the Angel Cried – the Miraculous Story of an Abandoned Baby in 1955.” Looking back on the events that occurred during the search for “Baby Roseann” was an extremely emotional time in their lives…the agony of encountering one brick wall after another, one door closing, another opening and increasing suspicions of a cover-up in Dave’s home town. Anyone who values life will cherish this story. Those who believe, or want to believe, in Divine Intervention will be brought to their knees!

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21 Things You Should Know About Author Gale Frances

 

What book have you gifted the most? Why?

It would be our book, “And the Angel Cried.” We want the message of God’s grace and miracles to be shared. We have gifted books to churches and libraries, to organizations that support babies and children and to people who have touched our lives.

What is the one productivity tool you use every day? Why?

The computer – it keeps me informed, amused, organized and in touch – newspapers, emails, social media, calendar, calculator, internet searches, business applications…..I could go on and on!

What word do you misspell most often?

Usually it’s not the word itself, but the fingers doing the typing that get it wrong. Maybe that word “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” (Confession, I looked it up!)

What three things do you do to be a successful writer?

Pray for your story, believe in your story and share your story.

What are the titles of the last two books you have read?

The Harbinger and The Shack

What is your favorite word?

Family

What do you use more often – a dictionary or a thesaurus?

Definitely a thesaurus – makes writing so much more fun and interesting!

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

“A Grandfather’s Prophecy” – that is actually the title of one of the chapters in our book.

What is your ‘go to’ munchie or drink while writing?

Candy – preferably Belgium dark chocolate!

 Is a picture worth a thousand words? Elaborate.

I believe it is – the first picture you see of your newborn child says everything! Not enough words to express your emotions.

What animal are you most similar to and why?

A bird – they sing happy songs, they are nurturing and they are strong

How would your best friend describe you?

I would hope I would be described as a kind, supportive, appreciative and humble woman with a sense of humor.

What keeps you up at night? (and don’t say howling dogs)

When my mind won’t shut down

What is one thing you will never do again? 

Ride a roller coaster! I want my feet planted firmly on the ground!

If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare? 

I’m a “down home” southern girl who loves to cook and bake, but I don’t do “fancy.” I might make chicken and dumplings or perhaps a meatloaf – apple or pecan pie for dessert if it pleases you!

What is the best compliment you have received – or would like to receive?

When my husband tells me I am beautiful.

What question do you hate to answer?

Can you give me directions? Noooooooooooooo….!

Crowds, small groups or ‘go away’?

Small groups – I like quieter environments.

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

I have never been courageous enough to try Karaoke – it would have to be a very short song! I think it would be “Crazy” because I believe I would be just that!

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Directionally challenged – proceed with caution!

What is the one question you wished I would have asked you? Why?

How has your book changed you?

Often when I read books I wonder what impact the entire process had on the author, from beginning to end. Writing “And the Angel Cried” was both emotionally draining and incredibly uplifting. When my husband and I talk to people about our book the initial emotion is horror about a baby being abandoned in the woods. As they learn more about the story, they start to cry – at the end they embrace the joy. We have been touched by so many people through our book and we hope we have made a difference in their lives.

 

 

21 Things You Should Know About Dave Hickman

 

What book have you gifted the most? Why?

“And the Angel Cried

What is the one productivity tool you use every day? Why?

The computer

What word do you misspell most often?

All of them

What three things do you do to be a successful writer?

Not a writer

What are the titles of the last two books you have read?

The Harbinger and The Complete Guide to the Bible

What is your favorite word?

Help!

What do you use more often – a dictionary or a thesaurus?

Neither one

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

“And the Angel Cried”

What is your ‘go to’ munchie or drink while writing?

I don’t write but I like beer

Is a picture worth a thousand words? Elaborate.

I have been told that

What animal are you most similar to and why?

Dog, cat and squirrel – I like them all

How would your best friend describe you?

Unusual

What keeps you up at night? (and don’t say howling dogs)

My wife

What is one thing you will never do again? 

Haven’t done it yet

If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare? 

Grilled hamburgers, if you’re lucky

What is the best compliment you have received – or would like to receive?

Wow, you’re skinny!

What question do you hate to answer?

How old are you?

Crowds, small groups or ‘go away’?

Small groups

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

I don’t sing

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Leave me alone

What is the one question you wished I would have asked you? Why?