Gillian French’s debut novel, GRIT, was an Indie Next List pick, a Junior Library Guild Selection, received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and ALA Booklist, was an Edgar Award Finalist, and received both a 2018 Lupine Award from the Maine Library Association and a 2018 Maine Literary Award from the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance.
Her other novels include THE DOOR TO JANUARY, THE LIES THEY TELL, and THE MISSING SEASON (HarperTeen, coming 5/21/2019). Her short fiction has placed in Writer’s Digest and Zoetrope: All Story contests, as well as appearing in such publications as Weirdbook and Creepy Campfire Stories for Grownups.
She holds a BA in English from the University of Maine, and is a member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, Mystery Writers of America, and the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators. Currently, she still lives in her native state of Maine with her husband and sons, where she’s perpetually at work on her next novel.
Drop Gillian a line using the contact form below (note: Sorry, but she has to be a stubborn jerk about not answering questions for school reports. Your teacher wants your words, not hers! 😉):