• Drawing since she first held a crayon, Gabrielle has always had a passion for illustration. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wayne State University in 2006, and has been illustrating and designing almost 15 years professionally. She has written copy for marketing materials with several companies and the monthly newsletter for an international computer-connectivity company. She writes and illustrates picture books through middle grade.

    Besides her childhood years, Gabrielle’s appreciation for children’s books grew during her first job as a youth section library page when she was fifteen. Throughout several writing classes in school and working at a daycare during college, she developed a passion for children’s books and the joy they bring to children. Attending a monthly critique group, writing/illustration conferences and several webinars each year, she has acquired the tools to grow her career.