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Gail Shaffer Blankenau, American writer. Recipient CINDY award, 1990, 2d place award Reader's Digest Manuscript Competition, 1994.


Blankenau, Gail Shaffer was born on April 27, 1959 in Chadron, Nebraska, United States. Daughter of Gordon Carlyle and Marian Caroline (Crites) Shaffer.


Bachelor in French and English, University Nebraska, 1981. Master of Arts in International Policy, Monterey Institute International Standards, 1983. Certified in business French, University Bordeaux, France, 1981.


Project manager, Department Agricultural Economics, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1985-1990;freelance writer, Lincoln, since 1990. Part-time proofreader General Reporting Svc., Lincoln, since 1993. Member of national task force on instrumental technical Cooperative Ext., 1987-1990.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: (booklet) Cash Flow Planning Interactive Videodisc 2. 0, Setting Up the System, Cash Flow Planning Interactive Videodisc Program Workbook. Contributor articles to professional journals and popular magazines.


Board of directors women's ministries 1st Plymouth Congressional Church, Lincoln, 1986-1987. Member Nebraska worship committee Eastridge Presbyterian Church, Lincoln, since 1996. Member Cantores Fideles Women's Choir, since 1996, New England History and Genealogical Society, Boston, since 1997.

Life member, genealogist's helper Alden Kindred, since 1995. Member Society Children's Writers and Illustrators, Nebraska Writers Guild, Children of the American Revolution (senior vice president 1989-1992, state vice president 1990-1992), Wahoo Women's League (co-president 1990-1991), Guilford Keeping Society, Junior League of Lincoln, Lincoln Legal Auxiliary.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, genealogy.


Married Donald Gerard Blankenau, December 28, 1985. Children: Aleksander, Philip, Lauren.

Gordon Carlyle Shaffer

Marian Caroline (Crites) Shaffer

Donald Gerard Blankenau

Aleksander Blankenau

Philip Blankenau

Lauren Blankenau