Questions that Matter with Gail Meath


I asked the questions that matter of Gail Meath! But first, the book:

Now, read!

Welcome, welcome, Gail! Let’s start with: How did you meet your best friend? (Animals count here!)

Gretchen, a beautiful German Shepherd puppy, followed me back to my car when I was looking to adopt her or one of her siblings. For 13 years, she was my best and dearest friend, my salvation during a difficult marriage and she took great care watching over my children.

What a sweet puppy! What’s your favorite cheesy pick-up line? Have you ever used it for real?

This worked great when I was in my 20s. While waiting for my friends at a crowded bar/restaurant, if I saw someone I was attracted to, I would wander over and tell him that there was a man across the way bothering me. Then, I would ask if he would mind if I sat with him until my friends arrived. Worked like a charm!

I like that! Let him be the hero for a night! Time for a board game! Which is your favorite?

Ouija Board! Ooooo, the stories I could tell about this game. Coupled with the fact that my friends’ parents owned a haunted house in the Hudson Valley…it still gives me chills.

Perfect answer for this week! Tell us something you have never told anyone else.

I’ll keep it clean. My first husband was horrible/very selfish in bed. My second husband is very caring. But in between when I was divorced, I dated a man 12 years younger and holy cow!! Knocked my socks off! If I could go back for even a day…

Hold on to your socks! Do you know what your name means? Or who were you named after?

Showing my age. My mother loved the actress Gail Storm (who?). I hate the name as it’s so hard/cold sounding. My sister gave me my middle name when she was 3 years old (thank you again, dear parents). I was born in April and she saw a robin in our yard. Together, Gail Robin isn’t so bad, but add those to my maiden last name, Ziarko …ugh.

At least she saw a robin and not a squirrel! What is your motto?

‘If it’s meant to be, it will be.’ That saying was passed down to me from my mother. She always told me that when things were tough (lost loves, missed career opportunities, etc.). I hear my daughter say that now, too, and it’s probably not the best advice, although it sure takes some of the pressure off.

And it is often true. One last one: What would you tell your younger self?

My father was a great believer in taking risks to reach goals and so was I, until I lost everything taking a big risk. I would tell my younger self…take risks, for sure, but make sure you are not risking everything!

Excellent advice! Thank you, Gail, for joining our quirky squad! Support Gail by checking out the links below. Then, find your socks and join us next week for another quirky interview!

Happy reading! 🙂

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