Gabrielle is from the North East of England. Her first job was in the video-games industry where she worked on games for PC, Playstation and XBox. She spent sixteen years teaching computer games development at Teesside University where she ran the Animex festival of Animation and Computer Games and got to meet all of her favourite game and animation creators.
Growing up, she spent several summers running wild on her granny’s farm in Galway, pretending to be one of the Famous Five with her brothers and cousins. She has always loved exploring castles and in 2006 she visited Castle Coch in Wales. As she looked at a carving of The Fates over one of the fireplaces, an idea for a story crept into her head. When she got home she started typing the story of Alfie Bloom, the boy who inherited a castle. She has now written three books in the series.
Recently, her love of writing came together with her love of videogames when she was asked to write a series of novels based on the characters and world from the upcoming game, Knights and Bikes, published by Double Fine Presents. She is also working on a new series based around a British Mauritian girl and her grandma, solving clues and hunting treasure together.