As a child, Gabriele longed to see families like hers reflected in the books she read. Now she gets to make that happen for other underrepresented readers! Gabriele holds a BA in English and an MA in magazine journalism. A former children’s magazine writer and editor, she has published numerous stories, articles, and puzzles for kids. She is dedicated to creating works that inspire children to laugh, love, discover their inner strength, and feel seen. Gabriele is the author of PEACHES (Abrams, Spring 2024) and OUR JOYFUL NOISE (Atheneum, Fall 2024). She is a member of SCBWI, Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Picture Book Challenge, KidLit in Color and Black Creators HeadQuarters. Gabriele lives, writes, and bikes in the Northwest Hills of Connecticut. She is represented by Joyce Sweeney.