Emily Gallo

NEW: DREAMer
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Kate and Lawrence drive through the desert on their way home from vacation and find a young girl sitting by the side of the road. Who is she? Where is she from and where is she going? Why is she there? When and how did she get there? What can they do to help? The girl won't speak, but that doesn't deter them from embarking on a journey through central and southern California to find the answers.

The Last Resort
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An old sixties musician and his trim mama run a pot farm in the Emerald Triangle of northern California and welcome an exonerated ex-con, a Las Vegas prostitute, a union organizer from the Bronx, an escapee of a sex slave cult, a retired carney with Parkinson’s Disease, and an old Mississippi blues guitarist down on his luck. Together they create a last resort, a modern version of home and family.

Murder at the Columbarium
Murder at the Columbarium Book Cover

Jed’s quiet life as caretaker of the San Francisco Columbarium is turned upside down when he comes upon a dead woman’s body and a crying baby just inside the gate. His search for answers thrusts him into a world of corruption, bigotry and drug trafficking and he becomes one of the principal suspects.

Roads Not Taken
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Sometimes you need to let go of the wheel and see what happens. A coming-of-age story with a twist: When Malcolm thinks he has found the woman of his dreams, he is forced into reevaluating his beliefs and preconceptions while exploring the meaning of love without gender.

Kate & Ruby
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Kate's retirement plans are put on hold when her old nemesis, Ruby, reappears and both their lives are turned upside down. Two stubborn, independent women discover that the lines between love and hate, and between past and future, are muddled and transitory.

The Columbarium
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Where can you find a cookie jar in the shape of a baseball filled with the ashes of an 84-year-old Chinese woman or a cardboard take-out carton with the remains of a 350-pound, agoraphobic pot-dealer? The Columbarium is the backdrop for peering into the eccentric lives of some of the dead, as well as of the people they left behind. When Jed takes a job fixing up the Columbarium, he is quickly thrust into the lives of strangers, both living and dead, and ultimately comes to terms with his past and his own psychological demons.

Venice Beach: A Novel
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Finn, a hard-drinking and cantankerous Irish writer, is in the midst of a downward spiral. After the death of his wife, he finds himself penniless and with nowhere to go but West to live with his daughter in Venice Beach. There he meets an eccentric cast of determined survivors who help give him the inspiration to get back to the success he once knew. As soon as he feels ready to dig his way out of the darkness, he finds himself the prime suspect in a murder investigation that threatens his life as he has come to know it. 

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About me

Emily Gallo writes about the misfits, the forgotten, the eccentrics, the loners, in unique and unconventional settings, weaving their stories so cleverly that you are brought into their world and find yourself wishing you were part of it. Every novel focuses on different topics that include: homelessness, LGBTQ, relationships, gender identity, loss, murder, mystery and many more!

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