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Adele's first poetry book, Dreaming of Days in Astophel (under her byline Lyn C. A. Gardner), is available in the Alban Lake Store.



Please note that (c) copyright to all photographs on this page (except for publication covers and the images in the "Upcoming Appearances" section) is owned by Adele Gardner; all these photos were created by Adele Gardner and/or are from her collection. Menu portraits created by Daniel Michael Hegarty Sr. (left) and Adele Gardner (right). All rights reserved.

Adele's mystery writing group, Mystery by the Sea, the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of Sisters in Crime helped produce the VIFM anthology series. Find the books, events, and more at Virginia Is for Mysteries.


Fiction First Published in 2017

Award-Eligible Stories & Novelettes

  • "The Good Son," Deep Waters, Volume 2, Ed. Ashley K. Voris, Golden Fleece Press, 2017.

Fiction: Other Recent Publications, Including Reprints

Poetry First Published in 2017

Rhysling Award-Eligible Speculative Poetry

  • "Silicone Valley," NonBinary Review, Iss. 12: The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Mar. 2017, Guest Ed. Selena Chambers (Santa Cruz, CA: Zoetic Press).

  • "Haunt Me," Mythic Delirium, Iss. 3.4, Apr. 2017.

2017 Poetry Honors

  • "Well, Water, Stars" (Short Poem) has been nominated for the 2017 Rhysling Award of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and reprinted in The 2017 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Poetry of 2016, selected by the Science Fiction Poetry Association, Ed. by David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Science Fiction Poetry Association, 2017.

Poetry: Other Recent Publications, Including Reprints

More Cool Stuff: Recent Audio Fun

Photography Honors

Photos are (c) copyright by Adele Gardner. To view & learn more about my work, visit Photography & Art.

Tea wih My Tree (below) won Honorable Mention at the Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition & Film Festival, Visual Arts Gallery, Templin Hall, Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, VA (Juror: Diana L. Blanchard Gross), Mar. 28-Apr. 21, 2016.

Tea with My Tree (c) by Adele Gardner

Upcoming Appearances



On March 11, 2017, Adele will contribute to the programming at Coastal Crime Fest, the writers' conference hosted by the southeastern Virginia Chapter of Sisters in Crime. This year the conference takes place at Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Stay tuned for additional details!


In November 2017, Adele will present several workshops for Hampton Public Library as part of the events celebrating National Novel Writing Month. Stay tuned!

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Above: C. B. Lane, organizer of Coastal Crime Fest

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