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Hi Gabriella, The story “a ghost in my suit case” is a wonderful book! Though where did you think of this story? It is so magnificent. From Miranda (Your great fan.)
For the past week, my 10 month old pup, Hero has been bringing small pieces of white cardboard inside the house. He then lies at my feet and begins chewing, ripping and swallowing them. Better it be cardboard than sticks, I think. He is slow to out grow the chewy stage of puppyhood. There was […]
For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be an artist. I was always drawing. So after I finished Year 12, I studied Graphic Design at RMIT. Then worked first for a creative agency then opened a design studio with four other designers called Rum Jungle. It was fun. But there was something […]
During the month of July I’m Writer-in-Residence for Inside a Dog. I will be blogging 3 times a week. Jump on over and take a look! 7. Easy Fried Rice Recipe 6. A True Ghost Story – Part 2 5. A True Ghost Story – Part 1 4. How To Make A Book Trailer and […]
Dear Gabrielle, I was enthralled by your excellence and skill in writing when I read your Poppy books.(Did I tell you?I am totally in love with the Our Australian Girl books.I read them like I am possessed!)I absolutely love your story and had an idea for you.Maybe you could write a ‘My Story’ book for […]
I love paper tablecloths in restaurants where you can make dinner art. Toad and Monster Fish inspired by an olive oil spill at Jimmy Watsons last night. INSIDE A DOG I am Writer-in-Residence at Inside a Dog for the month of July. Hop on over there to take a look at my first post Dreams, Persistence and […]
Dear Gabrielle Wang I read your reply to my letter on your website I have a poem that nearly got published in a book but I lost the paper that gave them the permission to publish it in there book I still think about how my poem could have been in a book. I am […]
Dear Gabrielle Wang, I’m called Nina and I’m from bell primary school(one of the schools you visited). I ordered a ghost in my suitcase when you came, but only received my copy yesterday-thursday 21st of june-and have already read about 60 pages. This is because your books are so full and interesting. I’ve read some […]
Hello Gabrielle I hope you enjoyed your visit to Genazzano because i did ! Your story about the witch was awesome I am going to read your book The Pearl of Tiger Bay and all of the Poppys from Mia 🙂
How did your first book get published? I am loathe to say that my first book took only 3 hours to write. That said, it was three hours and twenty years of practise, so when you look at it that way, it’s not so bad. It was a classic case of noticing opportunity when it knocks and opening […]
This story is similar to your “Meet Poppy” by Yvonne “Piiiipppppaaaaa!” Mother Songbird called from down below. “Whhhhaaaattt?” Pippa called from above. “Don’t what me young lady!” Pippa looked down. Out of all the leaves she could make out a body of a grown up. “I’m sorry pardon?”Pippa said. “I want you to come down […]
hi gabrielle thank you for coming to bell primary school. we are having a book writing festival in september and i am writing a book about the twin towers and how they got hit. you did a great talk to us kids and we all loved the picture that you showed us how to draw. […]
Short stories are a great way to exercise your writing muscle and they also show publishers that you are serious about your craft. Here is a competition for young Queensland writers between the ages of 18 and 25. It closes July 13th. State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award 2012   The competition The judging panel […]
Tonight I will be launching, together with fellow Our Australian Girl author Alison Lloyd, Wordfest and Short Story Competition for 2012. It is run but the Monash libraries and the launch will be held at the Monash Gallery of Art in Wheelers Hill beginning at 6.30. 
hi gabrielle I really like your meet poppy, poppyat summer hill, poppyand the thief and poppy comes home the are great books. what is the first book you wrote? what is the best book that you have read? how long have you been wrighting? witch  bok do think you wrote the best? hope you can […]
Dear Gabrielle, I’ve read 2 of your amazing books so far and I think you are very talented. My class and I had to read A Ghost in my suitcase and I loved it to death soooo much that my mum keeps telling me to shut up about the book and that i have to […]
I spent a lovely week at Presentation College in Windsor as writer in residence. I worked with students from years 7 – 10 on imagination, visualisation and free writing. We also talked about
On Friday I appeared in a panel session at the 2012 CBCA conference in Adelaide. My fellow panelists were Rosanne Hawke whose new YA novel Wolf Mountain was launched at the conference by Ruth Starke. Ruth was another panelist along with Sally Heinrich. Rosanne’s novel is set in Pakistan and looks to be a great read.
Hi Gabrielle, I am Mia  and this Kirsten my friend we are students from Bell  primary school we herd that you were coming to our school and we went on your website to do some research before your visit. We want to know some questions about you. We have just started reading your books so […]
Dear Mrs Wang,<br /> You are a very talented writer,and i wonder how to become a writer was easy or really hard for you.I love writing stories and i am writing a story and i will send it too you.
Hi your comming to bell primary school soon me and my friend are intrested to see what you have to say. Thanks for listening. I have a teacher her name is Lisa I. From Miranda And Matilda
‘Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.’ Ray Bradbury What a wonderful way to live ones life. Ray Bradbury is a hero of mine. My […]
My daughter’s tribute to one of the greatest children’s authors and illustrators of all time. Read her blog post Here  
Dear Ms Wang I really like your books, especially The Garden of Empress Cassia. I really think it is encoraging anyone that has a gift to over-come bully’s. No-one wants to be bullied I know from experience that it’s not fun. From Melly 🙂
Dear gabrielle wang, I love your books they are truly AMAZING!!! I love your drawings and the way you write it is interesting!! Love: Christina n P.S: i don’t know if you still remember that you visted my school and showed us how to draw a dragon!!:)
THE WISH BIRD How do you know when it’s the right time to send your manuscript off to the publisher? For me it is when I read my novel out aloud to someone (this step is important) and don’t feel the need to change anything. Of course you need to pick just the right person […]
  How did you get your first book published? My debut YA novel, Letters to Leonardo took over 10 years from initial idea to publication. It involved more than 30 drafts and around 1 million words on paper.
Hello Gabrielle Wang, My name is Olivia I am 9 years old and LOVE your books! I have 2 sisters named Isabella and Ellysha. I have no pets but I want one! I love your books and have them all! DO YOU HAVE ANY MORE COMING OUT? PLEASE REPLY! OLIVIA YOUR BIGGEST FAN!!!
hi Gabrielle (i hope i spelled your name right) i am a big fan of your books you have been to my school and i dew peng with my class you and me i am really intrested in your books even though i have not read any i am keen to i have been lokking […]
Hi Gabrielle, I really like your book The Garden of Empress Cassia its really life like. Yor writing is amazing. From Melly
Hey Gabrielle, I love your books I especially like the whole Meet Poppy series My class is currently reading The Garden of Empress Cassia it is really good. I was wandering if The Garden of Empress Cassia is based on u. Alyssa
  I love this visual journal I bought at the Frick Museum in New York City. It’s called ‘One Sketch a Day’ and each page has space for 2 days of sketching. Sometimes I forget to draw now that writing has taken over my life. If you need to be reminded to practice your art like […]
Hello from New York! You would think that being in this incredible city would inspire me to blog. But inspiration comes when you’re not looking for it. It will come to me while I’m driving or in the shower or
I love travelling for the different things I experience. Here are some of the highlights of today. In between sightseeing, I’m try being a writer.
Kate Forsyth is my guest this week on How Writers Work How did you get your first book published? I’ve always wanted to be a writer – it’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to be. All through my childhood I wrote many poems and novels, and sent out my first manuscript when I was […]
hi Gabrielle (i hope i spelled your name right) i am a big fan of your books you have been to my school and i dew peng with my class you and me i am really intrested in your books even though i have not read any i am keen to i have been lokking […]
Hello Gabrielle Wang, My name is Olivia I am 9 years old and go to Heidelberg primary school and LOVE your books! I have 2 sisters named Isabella and Ellysha. I have no pets but I want one! I love your books and have them all! DO YOU HAVE ANY MORE COMING OUT? PLEASE REPLY! […]
Hi my name is keely and I have a brother named liam and he is 12 years old. I also have a sister called taryn she is 5 years old, I am 10 years old. Are you interested in exploring and/or anything else? Please reply ASAP Sincerely keely A.K.A YOUR BIGGEST FAN!!!!!!
  Susanne Gervay is my guest this week on How Writers Work How did you get your first book published? My first book ‘Jamie’s a Hero’ took two years to get published. I faced endless rejections until
March 2012 As I write this blog the sun is warm upon my back. I am a sun worshipper and hate the winter. We’re having a bit of an Indian summer here in Melbourne even though it’s autumn. When I gaze out of my bedroom window I see the first tinges of pink on the […]
Hi, you probably don’t remember me, my name is Ruby and I gave you a card with owls on it. I absolutely love your writing with all my heart. Your books make me feel extremely happy. I have made a little library with the books I have read by you. coming to my school was […]
Hi Gabrielle Wang i’d like to say thank you for visiting Thomas Mitchell Primary School I really enjoyed how you told us about the story how you wrote Pearl of the Tiger bay I was in the first group hope the year 4 next year enjoy.
How did you get your first book published? I wrote my first novel, Rhino Chasers, while I was studying Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT. Three separate novel classes helped me hone the draft.
Last week we attended the memorial service in Los Angeles of my mother-in-law, Elaine Jenkins. She was 92 when she passed. Elaine was a woman of such grace and beauty
With the release of her fantastic new book, The Reluctant Hallelujah, Gabrielle Williams is my featured author on How Writer’s Work.
I’m in Darwin researching a new Our Australian Girl. I’ve chosen the months leading up to the bombing of Darwin – February 19th, 1942 – and its immediate aftermath.
I will be conducting a writing workshop for 15+ including adults at
I am thrilled to learn that The Garden of Empress Cassia US edition is on the USBBY 2012 Outstanding International Books Honour List.
                        This week I welcome Margo Lanagan! How did you get your first book published? My first several books were written under pseudonyms. They were romance stories for teenage readers, quite formulaic and simple.
Today is the first day of the Year of the Dragon. Happy New Year everyone! I have a feeling that it is going to be good. What the year is looking like so far.
Love your website. Thanks for setting it up. Love, Amelia
hello Gabrielle Wang i am a big fan of your books since i was in grade four when me and my friends pressured the teacher to read the the garden of empress cassia to the whole class and since then each year at primary school we would pressure the teacher again to read your books […]
The other day we drove to Warburton, to the upper reaches of the Yarra. The Yarra River begins on the flanks of Mt Baw Baw and flows 245 kilometers to Melbourne emptying out in Port Phillip Bay.
Gabrielle Wang, I love you writing! After my teacher at school read your book, A ghost in my suitecase, i just couldn’t stop reading the others! i wish there were more copys because i rarely could find your books in the library. However you’re a great writer! from Miriam
As we come to the end of 2011, I reflect on the year that was. In May, our daughter Lei Lei left home to live in New York. She has been away before on a gap year in France after Year 12,
The main joy of Christmas for us is getting together on Christmas day for a big family feast. We don’t do presents except for KK, so there’s no rushing around having to go shopping at the last moment,
This interview was originally published on Sue Bursztynski’s website The Great Raven. “One of the nicest things about being involved in children’s and YA writing is the people you meet. Gabrielle Wang, the author of several lovely,
Hi Gabrielle Wang you are sooooo cool it was so lovely how you came to me school you rock the world From Anastasia
THE RACE FOR THE CHINESE ZODIAC at the Melbourne Recital Centre The Jade Emperor has declared a great race: the first animals to cross the river will win a place in the Chinese Zodiac.  Thirteen animals line up along the shore.  But there are only twelve places to be won.
Dear Gabrielle, Continued on from Allison I go to R.P.P.S I am in 3h.I was reading the Ghost and The Suitase I loved it.The ending was sad when Por Por got stuck in her mirror but I liked it anyway. From Allison
I am very busy at the moment with Hero, our new cocker spaniel puppy. We picked him up last Sunday. He’s 8 weeks old.
Hi Gabrielle thanks for your email. I thought you wouldnt email me back since your an amazing author and everyone’s emailing you. I am still readin the Pearl of Tiger Bay. I am up to the bit where Annie and Jin are on the boat. I am nearly done writing my story. I wish you […]
hi gab i just can`t stop talking about your books i love them so much! from your fan kassidy
DEAR GABRIELLE WANG, IT WAS AWESOME HOW YOU CAME TO MY SCHOOL AND WE TOOK A PHOTO TOGETHER. THANKS FOR YOU 3 AUTOGRATHPS. I HOPE YOU LIKED THE POSTER I MADE YOU AND IT WAS SOO COLL. I LIKE YOUR STORY OF THE PEARL OF TIGER BAY. LOVE ANASTASIA
Hi Gabrielle! You probably dont remember me! My name is Cooper and you came to my school. You are such an amazing author I love reading your books. You are also an amazing drawer. I wish I could write stories like you. In fact I am writing a story now at home. It is much […]
Dear Gabrielle Wang, you are the best drawer I ever seen in my life. It was hard to draw peng but you did it so easily.It looks really nice.how did you become such a good drawer. From Nikola
Thank you for visiting my class 4iw and 4mf and teaching us how to draw Peng.I realy liked it when you visited our school and told us those storys about when you were a child and the one where you went to the mansion.That was pretty cool. Brandon
Dear Gabrielle, i love your book The garden of empress casia.I thought gemma was so jelous she should not deserve to be in it if it were based on a true story.By the way i would be so exiting to see you in real life.People from all of my class 3L to be exact would […]
I like how you came to our school and i like the drawing we did.Keep on writing books. Saleh Hi Saleh, I tried to write back to you but my email bounced. Make sure your email address is exact. Try writing to me again. Gabrielle
how many books have you made, my favourite is poppy comes home. Marlee Hi Marlee, I tried to write back to you but my email bounced. You can try writing to me again. Make sure your email address is correct. Gabrielle
Dear.Gabrielle I’m from Thomas Mitchell . i just want to say that it was so great meeting you today. I loved the story that you told my class and i about you and your best friend Wendy when you were still young.I wish you come back to our school. Anyway you gave so much inspiration. […]
HI GABRIELLE WANG IT WAS SO COOL HOW YOU CAME TO MY SCHOOL YOU WERE THE BEST PERSON AND AURTHOR I EVER MET IN MY WHOLE LIFE. I HOPE I CAN EMAIL YOU MAYBE TOMORROW OR NEXT WEEK. I CAN NOT WAIT TILL YOUR NEW BOOK COMES OUT XOXOXOX ANASTASIA!!!!!!!
I love this ipad app called Kwik Draw. It works like a light box. Before I purchased Kwik Draw, if I wanted to enlarge a drawing I used to have to take it to the printers and get them to do a photocopy. 
Hi Gabrielle Wang, At my school we have got Lit Circles and my group is reading your amazing book A Ghost in my Suitcase. I really enjoying reading your book and you are one of my favourite authors.You put so much thrills in your book which gives my teacher and I goosebumps… Please write back […]
Dear Gabrielle Wang, My class was reading The Garden of Empress Cassia my classed loved it.My teacher said your descriptions were really good I could imagine it. From Allison
hi gab my whole reading class is was reading Poppy and the thief and i think it was great i borrowed it from the kempsey libary. do you like to borrow form the libay were you live?.and now we are reading poppy comes home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have to go now byebye love from brooke
hi gabrielle wang do you know you are come to thomas micthell i go there such a big fan because i read the lion dummmer i loved so much then i read the garden of empress caissa I love it so much!!!!!!!!what happen to you if you had fight with bestie because i had 1 […]
Dear Gabrielle Wang, I can not wait till you come to my school. I really like your Poppy siries. But my favourite book is Meet Poppy. Me and my best friend Isabella can;t wait till we see you at our school. Yours Sencierly Anastasia
Dear Gabrielle Wang We can’t wait till you come to visit our school next Tuesday !!! We are currently listening to the audio book of ‘A Ghost In My Suitcase’. We think it is an amazing book and we can’t wait to read your new book! We hope that you enjoy your visit to Thomas […]
Hi gab i have readed your book poppy and the thief it was fabulous thanks for the email love from kassidy
hi gab my whole reading class is was reading Poppy and the thief and i think it was great i borrowed it from the kempsey libary. do you like to borrow form the libay were you live?.and now we are reading poppy comes home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have to go now byebye love from brooke
                  This week, children’s author Wendy Orr visits my blog. How did you got your first book published? I made a decision to write seriously –  for publication – at the beginning of 1986.
hi gab my name is brooke and i love all the books that you write i have them all and so does my friend kassidy. well were doing a assesment and i need to know people who live in your family please tell me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hi gabreille you rock i love all of your books so does my friend brooke she sent you an email yesterday. From your fans Kassidy and Brooke
dear gabrielle wang i am so thrilled you are comming to my school. i love your book little paridise it is so interesting. from isabella!
I’m really looking forward to this day where I will be presenting with authors and illustrators such as Paul Collins, Meredith Costain, Susanne Gervay, Dianne Bates, Michael Panckridge, Phil Kettle and Michael Salmon. Topics discussed will be: Reading into the Future, Issue Based Novels,
Thank you to Luther College for inviting me to teach the Year 7’s Chinese brush painting. The students produced some beautiful work. I was very proud of them all! And what a wonderfully polite year level they were too!
Last week, my publisher Jane Godwin, Our Australian Girl series editor Davina Bell, my editor, Katie Evans and I travelled up to Wahgunyah to launch the final book in the series, Poppy Comes Home.
Hello Gabrielle! I’m Fernanda from St Andrews At ferny grove(you arrived on the 18th of Octover wich was yesterday) You probably don’t remember me but I am de girl from Chile. You told me there was a book called The garden of empress Cassia that was translated in spanish.I remember you saying to me in […]
Thank you so much for your visit to St Andrew’s school yesterday, I really enjoyed listening to you talk with the students & watch their faces light up as they listened to you!!I was also very excited to talk with you in our staffroom!! My daughters, Grace & Amelia were thrilled to know that I […]
I would like to take this chance to thankyou for coming to our school (St Andrews, Brisbane) and sharing your amazing talent as a author. You were extreamly insperational and you were a really intertaining woman. My teacher told us that she was trying to mark our work but listning to you and your interesting […]
Thankyou for coming to my school today I am 11 years old and go to st andrews school. Ilove the drawings that you have on your website. I havent read any of your books but they sound interesting. again thankyou for coming to my school and i hope i read your books.
Hi I was just wondering if u were writing a new book cause I would love to hear about it?  On an other subject I love your puppies they are so cute.  I also love your paintings just to add in Goodbye Farewell And Sincerely Harriett for st Andrews school Öö:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
hi Gabrielle, my name is Bre Davis and i live in Western Australia. i have just finished reading A Ghost in my Suitcase for the hundredth time and i just want to congratulate on a fantastic book. I loved the way how you made the ghosts seem so real 🙂 well done! the book made […]
On Sunday I went down to Freshwater Creek, near Geelong, to take a look at my new puppy. He is an English cocker spaniel and I’m going to call him Hero.
I first went to China in 1977 on a tour with a group of overseas Chinese. We were some of the first tourists to be allowed into China after the Gang of Four were arrested in 1976.
In this TED talk, Sunni Brown shows us how important doodling is to learning. Part of being a children’s author is visiting schools to talk about books and writing. I’m an illustrator too, so for my primary school talks I have the students do an illustration with me. What if students were allowed to doodle […]
For the past 4 years I’ve had a rush of novel deadlines, first with Little Paradise, then with the four Poppy books. So how blissful it is now to relax in front of my drawing board, pick up a pencil or paintbrush and work on illustrations.