When not researching state reptiles and outsider art, Gabrielle takes many (MANY) photo booth photos with her children. Always with effects. 

When not researching state reptiles and outsider art, Gabrielle takes many (MANY) photo booth photos with her children. Always with effects. 

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PERSONAL + STUDENT LETTERS
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• by snail mail to:

The 50 States + 50 Cities
Gabrielle Balkan, Author
c/o Quarto Books
142 West 36th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10018

Book of Bones
Gabrielle Balkan, Author
c/o Phaidon
65 Bleecker Street, 8th fl.
New York, NY 10012

MEDIA INQUIRES + INTERVIEW REQUESTS

Re: The 50 States and 50 Cities of the U.S.A. 
Michelle F. Bayuk
Ass. Dir. Children's Book Marketing, Publicity, & Social Media
michelle.bayuk [at] quartous [dot] com

Re: Book of Bones
Deborah Sloan  
sloan [at] deborahsloanandcompany [dot] com

COMMISSION REQUESTS

Kevin O'Conner
Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency 
kevin [at] sheedylit [dot] com


UPCOMING + PAST PROJECTS
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ABOUT

Gabrielle Balkan is a writer and editor, mostly of children's books, living in Brooklyn, New York, mostly with her husband, daughters, and orange cat. She once wrote a poem and summers in Germantown, New York.

Previously, she was studied English and education at Barnard College in New York, New York. Thesis topic? Mrs Dalloway. Prior, she was a Broad Ripple (go Rockets!) high school student in Indianapolis, Indiana. Favorite subject? Shoup-about: an independent writing course with the author of Looking for Jack Kerouac. Before, she was in junior high at Inter Community School in Zurich, Switzerland. Favorite reading? Everything by Diana Wynne Jones, especially Dogsbody. And first, she was born to an English teacher and Chemist, right around Christmastime, on an Army base in Augusta, Georgia. Delivery cost? $12.53.

Gabrielle has sold posters to college students from Rochester, NY to Rome, GA; taught 9th grade summer school students to write obituaries for Romeo and Juliet characters; kept track of photo shoot budgets for WWD and W Magazine; data entried; sat diners; pulled weeds; read law texts to the blind; was a book buyer for the Scholastic Reading Clubs, a commissioning editor for Scholastic Paperbacks, and the Director of Communications for City and Country School. She should not be hired to copy edit. She's quite bad at that.

The 50 States, The 50 States Activity Book, 50 States Fun Facts, and 50 Cities were written in coffee shops, bookstores, and libraries in Brooklyn, Germantown, Mishawaka, South Bend, Tubac, and Tucson; and illustrated by Sol Linero in Buenos Aires. 

Book of Bones was written with the help of animal experts in Alaska, California, and Virginia, and illustrated by Sam Brewster in London.

Gabrielle is also the author of The Dog Rules and The Dog Rules: A New Pig in Town, written as the somewhat temperamental parrot, Coco LaRue; both illustrated by Kyla May, both written in Brooklyn.  

ME AND MY BROOD