The Saga of Helen and Montgomery Chumbley

by Gail Chumbley

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Speaking Engagements




Gail Chumbley and friends following her River of January talk at Aunties Bookstore, Spokane.  April, 15th.


"We were honored to host Gail Chumbley as part of our performing series for a discussion of her book, River of January.  Gail’s presentation highlights the true story of her In-laws through an engaging hour of oral storytelling, slides and music.  She uses her years of teaching experience to creatively capture the audience’s attention and bring her subjects to life.  Our members were thrilled to view personal family treasures and photographs Gail utilized in her book.  We appreciated the opportunity to ask her questions and visit with her one on one to learn more about the art and craft of researching, writing and publishing her work.  Gail’s presentation is a must for those interested in literary arts or exploring the history within River of January, as this novel is also a story of America.  I highly recommend Gail as a speaker for your group organization."   ~Greg Simione, Chairperson, Garden Valley Center for the Arts

To book Gail for a presentation on River of January, please request information through the Contact page on this website.  Be sure to include the date and other pertinent information in your request.  Thank you for your interest.

Gail is scheduled to speak on the following dates:


September 15, 16, 17, 2016 @ The Reno Air Races, Reno Nevada.

November 2, 2016 @ The McCall Library, McCall, Idaho, 7:00pm

November 3, 2016 @ Aunties Book Store, Spokane, Washington, 7:00pm

November 13, 2016 @ The Garden Valley Library, GV, Idaho, 3:30pm

November 15, 2016 @ Eagle Public Library, Eagle, Idaho, 7:00pm

December 7, 2016 @ Boise Public Library, Main Branch, 7:00pm

December 14, 2016 @ Meridian Public Library, Cherry Lane 6:00pm

December 17, 2016 @ Weller's Book Works, Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, Utah 7:pm

January 19, 2017 @ Oregon City Library, John Adams Street, Oregon City, OR.

January 26, 2017 @ Meridian Public Library, Cherry Lane, 6:00pm

February 2, 2017 @ Rediscovered Books, 8th Street, Downtown Boise, 7-8:30 PM Book Signing