Hi! I’m an author and illustrator of books for children. I also teach in an after school program in Brooklyn. I hope you’ll check out my books, blog, and artwork.read full bio
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Creating The Mysterious Messenger

Creating The Mysterious Messenger

In 2013, I enrolled in graduate school at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Writing for Children and Young Adults Program. Although I initially was interested in writing only picture books, the teachers encouraged me to begin a novel and turn in the first 20 pages for workshop. That first workshop manuscript ended up

The Mysterious Messenger Study Guide
The Mysterious Messenger Study Guide

Macmillan has made a great study guide for The Mysterious Messenger to share with students. It can be downloaded here: http://gilbertford.com/Mysterious_Messenger_Discussion_Guide.pdf

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Bank Street Irma Black Honor
Bank Street Irma Black Honor

How The Cookie Crumbled received an Irma Black Honor from Bank Street College last Thursday. Tara Lazar’s 7ate9 was the big winner. Here are the Cooke Prize and Irma Black honorees. Every person being honored had to make a speech and it was televised on kidlit tv! Somehow the televised part had slipped my mind or else I

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ITCH! Receives Some Recognition
ITCH! Receives Some Recognition

Itch! by Anita Sanchez, has received the following recognition this year: • Junior Library Guild Selection• Finalist for 2019 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books in the Middle Grade Science Book category•Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2018 List Rotten! by Anita Sanchez, is the follow-up to Itch! and is going to be released in January of

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School Visits

Besides writing and illustrating, I also enjoy giving Skype and Zoom visits.

I’ve done a variety of presentations for students, ranging from kindergarten through college.

For elementary visits, my presentations tend to be 30 minutes that include a slide show, a reading from the book, some drawing time, and a Q & A.

If you’re interested in having me speak to your students, please get in touch with me on the Contact page.

Contact

For all book and book cover inquires, please contact my agent, Carrie Hannigan at carrie@hgliterary.com .

For all other inquires, including school visits, please contact me at info@gilbertford.com or fill out the form below.


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