Gabrielle is a best selling Australian children’s author and illustrator whose books are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with a touch of fantasy. She has twice won the Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Long Fiction and her novels have been named Notables in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards. Two of her works were Highly Commended in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and her first novel, The Garden of Empress Cassia, was listed on the USBBY Outstanding International Books Honour List. Gabrielle has published sixteen children’s novels with Penguin Books Australia and a picture book and The Race for the Chinese Zodiac with Walker Books. She has been published internationally in the US, UK, China, South America, and Korea. Her latest novel is The Beast of Hushing Wood.