Finding Your Niche

Gemma Mikaela Germán was born, raised, and still lives in a small border town called Douglas, AZ.  She earned her BA in Secondary Education and her MA in Reading and Curriculum from Grand Canyon University.

Gemma is currently a 7th grade reading teacher where she is guaranteed laughter at least twice a day. It is her dream job. What other occupation can you have a teenager describe the scent of your classroom as, “It smells like a butterfly in here”? She received the honor of being Cochise County Teacher of the Year in 2017. 

One of Gemma’s hobbies is teaching Folklorico to her middle school students. She loves teaching her Mexican culture to both students and the audiences that they perform to. Gemma’s culture is also brought forth in her writing. She loves to weave her Mexican roots into the stories she writes.

Twitter: @GiGi1539

Finding Your Niche

Douglas Oral History Project Beth Henson and Ceci Lewis Story~Power guests episode 24 “Every Life is a Library”, aired June 9, 2021

Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm

Black Beauty, Anna Sewell

The Baby Sitter’s Club series, Ann M. Martin

The Chronicles of Narnia series C.S. Lewis

The Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling

The Lord of the Ring series, J.R.R. Tolkien

Room Magazine

Room’s 2021 Creative Writing Mentor In Residence Program Mentees! Mentor Téa Mutonji

Cat Beat Sheet

Bec McMaster, Court of Dreams series and more

The Invisible Library series, Genevieve Cogman

Maya Angelou, Poet, Memoirist, Civil Rights Activist (1928 – 2014)

The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan

The Giver, Lois Lowery

A.D. Trosper, The Raven Daughter series, and more. Upcoming Story~Power guest episode 28 to air August 4, 2021

Stacy Bennett, Quest of the Dreamwalker, Call of the Huntress, books 1 and 2 of the Corthan Legacy series. Upcoming Story~Power guest episode 29 to air August 18, 2021

Telenovelas de Univision

Unpublished work in progress by Gemma Germán, Through a Villain’s Eyes

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (2018 – ) Carlton Cuse, Creator

Jane the Virgin (2014 – 2019) Jennie Snyder Urman, developed by

Ugly Betty (2006 – 2010) Silvio Horta, developed by

Queen of the South (2016 – 2021) M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller, developed by, Novel, Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Killing Eve (2028 – 2022) Based on Luke Jennings Villanelle novels, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, developed by

Stan Lee (1922 – 2018) American comic-book writer, editor, publisher, executive vice president of Marvel Comics

Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare

Folklorico, a collection of traditional Mexican dances that emphasize local folk culture. States mentioned, Jalisco and Vera Cruz

Cascarones or Confetti eggs (Tia – aunt)

Huber Middle School, Douglas, Arizona

Ray Borane Middle School, Douglas, Arizona

Brené Brown, Researcher and Author

Elizabeth Gilbert, Author

Dr. Maria Church, Love Based Leadership, A Course in Leadership: 21 Spiritual Lessons on Power, Love and Influence, Story~Power guest episode 25 aired June 23, 2021

NetGalley For book reviewers and other professional readers to read yet to be published books for the purpose of writing reviews

Ross B Lampbert, author of The Eternity Plagueseries

Love Life, with Parrots: a memoir, Cappy Love Hanson

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger C. Schank, Cognitive Scientist


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Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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