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​​Below are high-resolution images of Gillian's author photo  as well as an author biography for media and bloggers.

Please note that Gillian's name is pronounced with a soft G ("Jillian").

Short bio

GILLIAN McDUNN is the author of Caterpillar Summer, The Queen Bee and Me, These Unlucky Stars, Honestly Elliott, and the forthcoming When Sea Becomes Sky. Her books have received various honors and awards including Best Books of the Year by Kirkus and Parents Magazine, chosen as Junior Library Guild gold standard selections, and nominated to ten state reading lists, including the Texas Bluebonnets Master List. Her most recent book, Honestly Elliott, received four starred reviews and was named a Schneider Family Book Award Honor Book.

Gillian loves to do crosswords with very sharp pencils, visit different beaches, bake gluten-free treats, and spend time with her family.  Visit Gillian at or on Instagram/Twitter @gillianmcdunn 

Shorter bio

GILLIAN McDUNN is the author of four middle-grade novels which have received numerous honors and awards and were published by Bloomsbury Children's Books. Visit her online at or @gillianmcdunn on Twitter & Instagram.

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Photo credit: Christina Haisty

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