About Gabrielle Arrowsmith:
Gabrielle Arrowsmith grew up in a small town in Minnesota where she enjoyed school, adventuresome play with her brother and cousins, soccer, acting, and playing piano. Often, she could be found in solitude, filling diaries or notebooks with her thoughts, poems, stories, and scripts.
Gabrielle began believing in the worth of her writing while taking an advanced language and literature course in high school which both challenged and celebrated her craft. She kept a full plate with other college-level courses, soccer, track, NHS, and school plays. Gabrielle graduated in 2006, earning Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction recognition and the Triple A Award for outstanding performance in academics, athletics, and arts.
In 2009, Gabrielle graduated summa cum laude from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN where she earned a degree in Elementary Education. She played collegiate soccer, held work-study positions, acted in theater productions, and volunteered often.
A true member of the slash generation, Gabrielle is a YA novelist, a health unit coordinator in a children’s hospital, a substitute teacher, and an actress. As expected, she loves to read and watch movies. She also enjoys music, soccer, and outdoor activities. Above all, Gabrielle cherishes time spent with her family, friends, and adorable pets!
What inspires you to write?
I write due to an innate passion for storytelling. I am inspired by the works and style other writers, history, current events, technology, and the people around me, whether they are someone I’ve known for years or someone I interacted with once.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m generally an organized person, but my writing process lacks a consistent structure. I usually write in sequence, but not always. I do outline, but rarely stick to it because the characters or late night ideas (that’s when the best ones dawn on me) sometimes take the story in a new direction.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes, my characters definitely speak to me. Most of the time I listen to them, other times I kill them off! (Insert evil laugh here).
What advice would you give other writers?
Believe in yourself and be true to who you are. You are one of a kind; your writing style and stories should be too. Also, don’t be afraid to share your creation with others. Every reader will gain something from your story and it may even change someone’s life.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to publish my debut novel, Concealed in the Shadows, because I felt I owed it to the characters to get over my fear of rejection (which I faced plenty).
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I am interested to see how technology and social platforms continue change the publishing industry.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Young Adult, Teen, Dystopian, Action, Survival, New Adult, Fiction, Sci-Fi, Futuristic, Science Fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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