Gil The Gecko
Meet Gil The Gecko!
This is Gil The Gecko (on the left) and his best friend, Sam The
Jayne says: "Gil The Gecko is a character from my very first children's book, written in
English and Japanese! I wrote the book while living on Okinawa in 1994. Geckos are plentiful on
Okinawa and help keep the nasty bugs in check. They lived in our base housing quarters and
climbed the walls, visited me in the kitchen while washing dishes, and were just plain cute (see
photo). After finding myself talking to one, I decided a story about a boy gecko and his
adventures on Okinawa would be perfect!"
In June of 1995 the book was self-published on Okinawa and was an instant success -- it sold out
within two weeks! Currently, Jayne is looking for an agent to represent her or a publisher for her
proposed series about Gil The Gecko.
KIDS - If you want to see Gil The Gecko in print, sign his Dreambook and let him know!
"Gil The Gecko, a truly excellent Okinawan adventure. Look for this one on
bestseller lists everywhere." - FEN- TV (military television), Japan.
Gil The Gecko Fan Club Wins Award!
Author Jayne A. Hitchcock won the Grand Prize in the national Quill "Showcase Your
Talent Contest" in October of 1995 for her design of the Gil The Gecko Fan Club membership
Gil's Coloring Fun!
Read Gil's Dreambook!
Sign Gil's Dreambook!
Comments? Questions? E-mail Gil The
Go back to Jayne A. Hitchcock's Page.
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Editorial text, stories, photographs and graphics
1995-2003 by Jayne A. Hitchcock, unless otherwise indicated. Gil The Gecko illustrations by
Debra H. Duddleson. All rights reserved. Permission to download the contents of these pages for
personal use is granted. All other use including copying for nonprofit or commercial purposes is
prohibited without written permission from the author.