headshot writingContact Gabrielle here. 

Gabrielle is an award winning writer, teacher and designer living in Vancouver, Canada.

Gabrielle writes picture books and middle grade and YA contemporary and historical as Gabrielle Prendergast. Her science fiction and fantasy is published as G.S. Prendergast. She has won the Monte Miller Award, the Westchester Fiction Award and The BC Book Prize as well as being nominated or short listed for numerous other honors. Gabrielle has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and has taught writing at Sydney University, San Francisco State University, UBC, Royal Canadian College and at numerous conferences.

In 2014 she was the Writer in Residence at Vancouver Public Library. In 2015 she was nominated for the BC Book Prizes and chosen to tour the province to promote BC Books. In 2017 Gabrielle took part in the TD Canada Children’s Book Week Tour. She has also been nominated for the White Pine Award and the CLA Award.

Gabrielle won the Westchester Award for Audacious. Audacious was included in CBC’s list of 100 YA Books That Make You Proud to be Canadian. A poem from Capricious was chosen for the 2014 Poetry in Transit Program.

Pandas on the East Side was chosen as an Ontario Library Association Best Bet for Junior Fiction in 2016. It was also nominated/shortlisted for the Chocolate Lily Award, The Red Cedar Award, the Diamond Willow Award, the Myrca Award and the Vancouver Book Award. It was both a BC bestseller for multiple weeks and a Canadian bestseller.

Her 2017 Book Zero Repeat Forever won the BC Book Prizes Sheila A. Egoff Prize for Children’s Literature. She participated in the BC Book Prizes Tour again in 2018, visiting schools and libraries in south eastern BC.

She is interviewed by The Vancouver Sun, The Vancouver Courier,  Born Bookish, BC Booklook Me on Books and Clear Eyes Full Shelves. You can watch a video interview with BC BookLook here.

More interviews and other stuff:

Kids from Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary had lots of questions!

Here’s a piece in the Ubyssey.

A bit about Zero Repeat Forever in the Vancouver Sun

CBC talked to Gabrielle about Nanowrimo

Victoria Waddle talked to Gabrielle about writing. 


19 thoughts on “Me

  1. Been browsing through your blog and like what I see. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.
    Good luck with NaNo. I’m doing Picture Book Idea Month instead.

  2. Hi Gabrielle,
    I recently read an interview with you on a book blog and saw that your book Audacious is written in verse. I run my own book blog called Born Bookish and am currently hosting a 2012 Novel In Verse Reading Challenge. I would love the opportunity to read and review your book! Also, if your interested in doing an interview or anything let me know!

    1. Possibly later in the year you might be able to. I will be working with my editor on it in the fall. It’s not going to be published until Fall 2013 though, so maybe for next year’s challenge?

  3. Love the new blog design! (new to me anyway — it’s March 3, 2013 ;-p) I was surprised not to see the colors of the previous design, but I do like how you’ve personalized this. Great photos (then and now) 😀

  4. I’ve been following you for a while =D but i didnt realize you were so passionate about diversity in books 🙂

    Im very delighted to see there are people whom arent of color,or gay, or outside of christianity whom feel the need for diversity in books!

    1. Thanks! I’m definitely “mainstream” but strictly speaking I’m not a Christian. I was raised a Christian though, and I think that makes all the difference. There’s a culture that goes along with Christianity, that even without the beliefs, still defines you.

      I live in a very diverse city, Vancouver BC, where the population of children of color is higher than white children – my daughter is a minority! So when I write about children and teens I have to write diversity, because that’s what I see. Not many kids of African descent around here though, but I lived in the USA for a while and definitely appreciated that culture. So rich, wonderful and complex.

  5. It’s amazing that you have time to create book covers, in addition to writing your own! You truly are impressive!

    The manuscript on my fourth book will be done in the next 24-48 hours (I can smell the end! Can’t believe it!) and then I need to take it through formatting and editing. The only downside is that I’m back to being a “starving novelist”, so I can’t currently pay you for the cover. *sigh* Such is life!

  6. Wow- I read and reviewed your wonderful verse novel Audacious and first followed you through your verse novel website, but I am finally reading your ‘Me’ section. I can’t believe you wrote a script for Richard E Grant. He is one of my favorite actors 🙂

    I can’t wait for Capricious.

  7. Hello,
    Thank you for writing!! Any chance their might be a third book in the audacious series?

    Thank you for your time,

    1. Hi Veronica

      I’d like to write a third book in the series but I have to convince my publisher. Keep watching this blog to see what happens. Thanks for writing.


  8. Hey Gabrielle!

    I am a sophomore in college right now, and I’m a professional writing major. My dream is to become an author/editor. I write a lot, including one-page pieces and a few novels-in-progress. I read both Audacious and Capricious and they were two of my favorite books of all time. I could relate to Ella, I LOVE HER!

    But anyway, I was writing to ask for a little help. I was wondering if you had any helpful hints or tips that could help me become a more successful, published author with better writing.

    Thank you for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon.


    1. Hi Hayley
      The best advice for writers is to write often. Let yourself write badly. First books and first drafts are often, usually bad. Don’t judge yourself on your first draft. Good writing is REwriting.

      I hope that helps.


  9. One can not say you are not an artist. You are simply an artist who has no use for colours. Your words paint pictures. Wonderful writing. Truly inspired. I am lleft speechless and desiring more. Lovely.

  10. I saw a tiktok about the ColdFallingWhite series, and that its supposed to be a tril but you dont have anyone to publish. I took the challenge and read the series…DID give it 5stars on goodreads. Enjoyed that it was centered in SK for book 2:). Hope you can make book 3 happen..i’m patient lol

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