Gail Carson Levine's first published novel, Ella Enchanted, was a retelling of the classic Cinderella tale. Ella Enchanted became a bestseller, was named a Newbery Honor book, and was the basis for a popular movie-but it was only the beginning for Levine. She has since written nine more books and continues to be an active writer. The road to success, however, was not easy for Levine. She took many writing classes and wrote dozens of drafts before her work was ever published. Gail Carson Levine explores the struggles she faced on the path to becoming an established author. Book jacket.Abrams, Dennis is the author of 'Gail Levine ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780791089705 and ISBN 0791089703.