Awards and Testimonials

2017
 Junior Library Guild Spring pick – US

Junior Library Guild certificate and pin for The Secrets of Hexbridge Castle
Junior Library Guild certificate and pin for The Secrets of Hexbridge Castle

2016
• Cumbria Primary Schools’ Spellbinding Book Award shortlist
• Hounslow SLS Junior Book Award shortlist
• Stockport Book Award shortlist
Stockton Book of the Year shortlist
• Weald Book Award shortlist
2013
• Northern Writer’s Award
2015
• Shrewsbury Bookfest Longlist
2013
• Mslexia Children’s Book Award Longlist

Other Awards
2015
• MCV Woman of the Year, Ambassador Award
• Top 100 UK Women in Games, MCV Magazine
2013
• Top 100 UK Women in Games, MCV Magazine
• Friday Night Live winner, York Festival of Writing

Testimonials

“Year 7 & 8 thoroughly enjoyed Gabrielle’s visit to Rye Hills Academy. She was very friendly and had a great sense of humour, the students were queuing up to meet her and have their books or bookmarks signed. Weeks later they are still buzzing about her visit and asking for her books in the school library.”

“I would definitely recommend you invite Gabrielle Kent to your school. Budget money well spent: 5 hours contact time with the students plus unlimited book signings, the students learned a lot about creative writing that day and we have had some very enthusiastic and positive feedback from them afterwards.”

“Students really enjoyed the assemblies and were encouraged to interact with Gabrielle and share their thoughts and ideas, she created a really positive and energetic vibe. They particularly loved her process for making up character names!”