Gigi Lane was born in Springfield, Illinois to a family of humble means. In 1952, her family moved to Fullerton, California. She was one, of six children.
In November of 1959, she traveled to Germany to marry her fiancé who was serving in the United States Army. They lived in Germany for one year, and traveled over most of Europe and England during that time. In 1973, her husband passed away and left her with two young children, a son and a daughter. She remarried in 1976. Her two children have given her four beautiful granddaughters.
Her educational background includes, Harvard Park Elementary School, Ford Elementary School, Wilshire Jr. High School, and she is a graduate of Fullerton Union High School. She attended Coastline Community College where she took some travel related courses and purchased a travel agency in 1985. She owned the travel agency until she sold it in late 1991.
She started writing poetry in Jr. High School. Her English teacher, Mrs. Richelieu, played a significant roll in her life. She encouraged Gigi, to use her gift and pursue her creative writing talent. She wrote poems for people just because she loved to write. In 1997, she created a small business, Poetry in Motion, using her skills of writing personalized poetry.
In 1999, her daughter and family lived with her for a period, and each night her granddaughter would ask for a bedtime story. Her granddaughter would choose the subject, which was usually about a beautiful princess and charming prince, wild animals and magical unicorns. After they moved away, she was sitting at her computer one day and started typing her granddaughter’s favorite story. Before long the series, The Castle Kids was born. Sabina’s Enchanted Journey is the first book in that series.
Gigi explains, when something touches her heart, words come to her. It is a God given talent and she thanks Him each day for that talent. When she writes a poem, she sends it to the person, for whom it was written, expecting nothing in return. However, she is very proud of a few very special acknowledgements. Her father was born in Wales, Great Britain; therefore, the English are very dear to her heart. She wrote a poem and sent it to the Queen of England in honor of the Queen’s 50th wedding anniversary. It was during the time the queen and her family was going through the sadness of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, Fergie and Prince Andrew’s difficult times. Gigi is proud to say she has a thank you from Buckingham Palace for the poem she sent to the queen. She also has a thank you from Bill Cosby for a poem of sympathy she sent to him when his son was murdered, and a letter of acknowledgement from Bernard Kerick for a poem/card she sent just after 9-11. In addition, she has a thank you from Sen. Bob Dole for a Fourth of July poem sent to him. The Queen and Bill Cosby poems are on her personal web site,
She is currently in the process of broadening her writing sphere to include Christian romance/mystery for adults.