Gabrielle F. Culmer
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Easing Distractions, newly released. Published by Archway Publishing. 

An established London based family solves a mystery while overcoming personal obstacles. A story about trust, courage and reconciliation. 

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Voyage and history of early settlers of Eleuthera explored in new book

Author Gabrielle F. Culmer announces publication of ‘The Eleutherian Voyagers and Beyond’

NEW YORK – In 1648, a group of 70 settlers set sail for the island of Eleutheria. After harsh conditions and strict laws, only 35 settlers remained. Gabrielle F. Culmer’s new book, “The Eleutherian Voyagers and Beyond: A Genealogical Study of Early Eleutherans” (published by iUniverse), explores the history of the families that decided to settle on what is now a small Bahamian island in search of new opportunities.


Culmer spent years crafting previous historical knowledge and carefully compiling research to clarify myths and examine the lives and genealogy of the small group of early settlers to Eleuthera. Within the pages of “The Eleutherian Voyagers and Beyond” are photographs of the undeveloped landscape they would have encountered on their expedition as well as details of the lives of the people who journeyed to the unknown island. Culmer provides answers as to why the settlers may have left their homes in Europe, what challenges they faced and how they survived the journey and eventual conditions of the island. Later journeys followed and a witness account depicts the perseverance of early members of the community.


“The Eleutherian Voyagers and Beyond” was written to assist in the understanding of the unity of different elements of families and learning about ancestors. The book also asserts the existence of those who later settled from other remote territories where records were challenging. Culmer hopes readers take away “an appreciation of the builders of a modern society, their contribution, the concept of voyages of the travelers to Eleuthera and who they were.”


“The Eleutherian Voyagers and Beyond”

By Gabrielle F. Culmer

Softcover | 5 x 8 in | 48 pages | ISBN 9781532054426

E-Book | 48 pages | ISBN 9781532054433

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble



Press Release for The Eleutherian Voyagers and Beyond

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The Eleutherian Voyagers and Beyond


By Gabrielle F. Culmer


In 1648, seventy settlers landed on the remote, uninhabited island of Eleutheria, in what is now The Bahamas, with the dream of establishing a new settlement in the western hemisphere. Life was harsh, but those who remained laid the foundations of a community and culture that lives on today.


·         An objective exploration of the history of Eleuthera researched by an author with ties to the island who began by exploring her own genealogy.


·         A fascinating insight into settlements of the 17th century and what compelled European voyagers to travel to remote parts of the world in pursuit of a new life.


·         A great book for anyone interested in genealogy in the western hemisphere spanning to the Southern coast of America.


·         Gabrielle F. Culmer is available for interview.


In 1648, the island of Eleutheria seemed remote to the rest of the world. A brave captain decided to provide an expedition for those who wanted to leave the new settlement on Somers Isle for social and economic reasons. After a group of seventy settlers set sail for Eleuthera, they were forced to trade natural resources. The conditions were harsh and only thirty-five determined settlers remained. More settlers from the British Isles and around the world followed in the 18th and 19th centuries to contribute to the community.

Gabrielle F. Culmer relies on years of carefully compiled research to clarify myths and examine the lives and genealogy of the small group of early settlers to Eleuthera. Included are photographs of the undeveloped landscape they would have encountered on their expedition. As Culmer details the illustrious lives of the people who journeyed to the unknown island, she provides an intriguing glimpse into why they left their homes; the challenges they endured; and ultimately how they survived.


About the Author

Gabrielle F. Culmer is a lawyer who holds degrees from universities in New York, Chicago and the UK. She is the author of five novels and two poetry collections. She enjoys traveling to New York and Europe.


The Eleutherian Voyagers and Beyond is available in paperback and ebook from all good online book sellers.

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How Do I Keep Motivated When Writing a Novel?

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LIVE on CKLW August 9th at 1.05 pm ET

Author Gabrielle F. Culmer will be live on CKLW AM to talk about the new novel and


"Where Lives Lead" New Press Release.

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Happy Winter Weekend!

"And when Youth's summer day is vanished,

And age brings Winter's stress, 
Her stores, with hoarded sweets replenished, 
Life's evening hours will bless."

Charlotte Bronte from "Winter Stores." Happy Weekend!

Happy Holidays!

"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." Charles Dickens quote. 

Happy Holidays! Joyeux Noel! Felices Fiestas! Nollaig Chridheil!

New Novel Where Lives Lead.

New Novel and sequel to "Arrive by Dusk" in production. 

Coming Soon! Where Lives Lead. 


"The rainbow comes and goes, and lovely is the rose." William Wordsworth quote.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! Felices Fiestas! Bonne Fete! Nollaig Chridheil!

Happy Thanksgiving!

"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving."
W.T. Purkiser quote.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Day of Remembrance

"When you go home, tell them of us and say, for their tomorrow we gave our today." John Maxwell Edmonds quote.(1875-1958)

 Memories of experiences of those in her family who have served remain a lasting impact on the author and her family.

"Restoring Patterns" Press Release by iUniverse

Successful New York couple must rebuild together in new modern romance novel

Gabrielle F. Culmer announces release of ‘Restoring Patterns’

NEW YORK – “Restoring Patterns” (published by iUniverse), a modern, professional romance novel, follows a hardworking and enterprising couple as they rebuild their lives together on their path toward entrepreneurial achievement.  Overcoming reticence and obstacles with the support of family, colleagues and friends helps see the couple through as their relationship forms the foundation of their lives.


“I was inspired by professional achievements and the NY lifestyle,” author Gabrielle F. Culmer explains. “It can be an invigorating professional environment with artistic creativity. I wanted to expose the reader to aspects of life that the characters cherished.” Culmer takes readers on a descriptive journey of travels and was also motivated by her family’s former eveningwear business.


Set largely in the New York City fashion industry, “Restoring Patterns” sees Kascey Kann and Grady Chisholm grapple with their principles and push through their struggles in order to achieve success. Despite the unexpected setbacks that come their way, they forge a new life together as they prepare to take their relationship to the next level – marriage.


Through Kascey and Grady’s story, Culmer hopes readers see “That all is possible in life once you set your goals and have the right people to share your dreams. I would like to take the reader on a fantastic journey celebrated by two people just starting out with the world ahead of them.”



Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! Felices Fiestas! Joyeuses Fetes!

Laethanta saoire sona!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving memories of Great Aunt Naomi who
spent 30 years working in the fashion district in NY and
gave fabulous city advice to us all.
 Fourth new novel, "Restoring Patterns" coming soon!
Happy Thanksgiving!

New Novel

New Novel in Progress: Fashion designer in the process of
starting her own business embarks on a new life with venture capitalist fiancé. A story about realizing goals in a fast paced lifestyle.

Happy World Book Day!

"If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads." Ralph Waldo Emerson quote.

Happy Bank Holiday!

Have a Fabulous Bank Holiday!

Happy World Poetry Day!

“One single star shines bright as the day turns to night, a guiding light for any sailors now lost beyond sight.”  "Glenely Bay" by GF Culmer.


Also, fourth new urban novel draft now completed!!

Glenely Bay

“One single star shines bright as the day turns to night, a guiding light for any sailors now lost beyond sight.”  "Glenely Bay," by GF Culmer


“Light snow had dropped its dust in the midst of what fell on all below as heaven’s kiss.” "All Things Known,"  by GF Culmer


“For now I yearn for the Southern glow, the warmness of your sweet hello. A life far away across the sea, but only today a vision I can see.” Southern Glow (2006) by GF Culmer

“With laughter we know that together we’ll bring, the hope that we search for when the New Year sings.” New Year’s Bliss (2006) by GF Culmer

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! Felices Fiestas! Joyeuses Fetes!  Nollaig Chridheil!

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Glenely Bay and Nostalgia from Paris

Out now! Glenely Bay and Nostalgia from Paris.

"Then hold your head up all the more,
This tide,
And every tide;
Because he was the son you bore,
And gave to that wind blowing and that tide!" Excerpt by Rudyard Kipling.

Coming Soon!

Glenely Bay and Nostalgia from Paris (2014), a collection of Poetry by Gabrielle F. Culmer.  Published by Archway Publishing. Available Soon!!

Damp Whisper Press Release

Damp Whisper

Author Gabrielle F. Culmer announces the new release of her second novel Damp Whisper in ebook and printed formats.

Damp Whisper is a descriptive and romantic novel about Amelia, a successful real estate agent in London, in the middle of planning her wedding in the tropics.  An unfortunate event occurs while probating her mother’s estate, and she and her family are forced to guard the family heirlooms in the continent. Luckily, Amelia has the moral support of her fiancé, Lars, an international lawyer, as well as her watchful family who live in the U. K. and Bermuda. Damp Whisper is a suspenseful novel about love and courage while faced with life’s challenges.

Amelia’s courage and appreciation of her loved ones will be remembered.


Book Signing

Book Signing. "Arrive by Dusk," Saturday, August 9th, Odessa Garden, Nassau. 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm.
Complimentary Tea!

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!

Arrive by Dusk Press Release from Archway Publishing

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New novel sets sweeping love story on shores of Saint-Tropez

Mindy Croxie put up walls after her husband’s death. Can Blaine O’Neil and Saint-Tropez break them down?

NEW YORK – Celebrated author Gabrielle F. Culmer charms and enchants readers with her new novel that takes them from the busy streets of New York City to the pristine coastline of Saint Tropez in, “Arrive by Dusk” (published by Archway Publishing).


I wanted a novel where the characters have progressed to international professional status in the city unlike anything I have written,” Culmer shares. “I was also inspired by NY professional life and French cultural life, including their art, food and monuments.”


International landscape artist Mindy Croxie is desperate for a change of pace. Widowed at 34 and still grieving for her husband, Lamont, Mindy decides to participate in an art show along the Mediterranean Sea in Saint-Tropez. When she arrives, Mindy bumps into Blaine O’Neil, an old friend and flame who is opening a new luxury hotel near her art show. 


Blaine has been wildly successful in his professional life, but his personal life is lacking. When he crosses paths with Mindy, Blaine sees this as an opportunity to pursue the life he once envisioned with Mindy. With Lamont and the life they should have lived still fresh in her mind, Mindy must decide if she is ready to let go of the past and embrace a new life and love.


Through her novel, Culmer hopes to instill an appreciation for the arts in readers. She says, “It is an attractive novel and after reading everyone will want some of Blaine’s ambition and Mindy’s stoicism in glamorous settings.”

New Year's Bliss

"With Laughter we know that together we'll bring,
The hope that we search for when the New Year sings.
That blessed hour when the new wind blows,
We will know that it is the renewal in our hearts which flows."

"New Year's Bliss," from Blue Streams to Paradise  by Gabrielle F. Culmer.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! Felices Fiestas! Joyeuses Fetes!
Saor-Laithean Matha Agaibb!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Frankfurt Book Fair

"Arrive by Dusk," is on display at the Frankfurt Book
Fair, October 9th - 13th, 2013.

Arrive by Dusk Press Release

New York Author Releases Her Third Novel, Arrive By Dusk | PRLog .

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!

“Father” 2nd edition. By Gabrielle F. Culmer from Blue Streams to Paradise and also published in the Nassau Tribune for Father's day 2013.


Dear Father, I know that you have cared 

By showing the love which you have shared.

The guidance we have come to know,

Makes us all the persons you have raised.


Now we can say that we have experienced

Your way in life and tried for excellence,

To pattern along the ways you have taught

Aware that such talents cannot be bought.


So when your arms outreached do grow,

Further beyond what we have in store,

They guide us to where our lives should be,

This hand which guides so graciously.


For when in life we have reached our heights,

The ones which you have set in sight,

We will know that we have made it through,

That it is has been your work that has held through.



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