About Gabriella Gordon

As a child, books were always my friends. They still are. They are a place where I find myself, where I learn about myself and the world. A place where I can just…be. And that’s what I hope you’ll get from reading my books. Maybe EG, Hedgehog and Pink Rabbit will become your friends, or you might look for friends like them. To me they actually feel like real people. My two daughters and I often joke about what Pink Rabbit might say when we see something funny, or what EG might do in certain situations that we’re in. And we all have a protective soft spot for Hedgehog.

I came to writing fiction fairly late in life and I didn’t realise how much I would enjoy it, how much deep satisfaction it would give me. I feel like I’ve finally found my ‘thing’. And everyone needs a ‘thing’. I don’t regret not having started writing sooner, because I think all my life experiences have brought me to this place. I also strongly believe that it’s never too late to do anything, if you really want to. I’ve had lots of different jobs over the years – working for a newspaper, running WW2 events for a railway museum, teaching in schools, running courses and supporting schools that wanted to improve. But now I divide my time between writing, visiting schools, libraries and festivals with my book, as well as running my tuition business. Through tutoring, I get to do my other ‘thing’ – I really enjoy helping children learn to love learning.

You’ll notice that my books are set in North Yorkshire. This is where I grew up, and after years of travelling and accidentally living down south, it’s a place I’ve returned to. I wanted to write books about places that readers could visit. When my children were small, we would often go off exploring, finding the places we’d read about in books. It was magical to stand in the exact spot that we’d imagined through the pages of a story. Hopefully, one day, you’ll get a chance to find all the places that EG, Pink Rabbit and Hedgehog go to on their adventures. Maybe you’ll have adventures of your own!You’ll notice that my books are set in North Yorkshire. This is where I grew up, and after years of travelling and accidentally living down south, it’s a place I’ve returned to. I wanted to write books about places that readers could visit. When my children were small, we would often go off exploring, finding the places we’d read about in books. It was magical to stand in the exact spot that we’d imagined through the pages of a story. Hopefully, one day, you’ll get a chance to find all the places that EG, Pink Rabbit and Hedgehog go to on their adventures. Maybe you’ll have adventures of your own!