• Gillian McDunn grew up in Southern California, exactly in between Disneyland and the Pacific Ocean. She’s also lived in San Francisco, San Diego, and St. Louis. She now makes her home In North Carolina with her husband, three kids, and one excessively cute dog named Friday. She adores spending time with her family, especially when books, board games, or road trips are involved … and she’s never met a beach she doesn’t like. Visit her at www.gillianmcdunn.com


  • I write heartfelt middle grade fiction for readers ages 8-13. My aim is to create engaging characters, layered relationships, and stories that keep readers turning pages to find out what happens next.

    CATERPILLAR SUMMER received two starred reviews, Indies Introduce and Indies Next Top 10 honors, and was named in Parents Magazines Top 30 Books of 2019.

    THE QUEEN BEE AND ME will be released March 3, 2020.

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