Gabrielle grew up in the north east of England, spending many summers running wild on her granny's farm in Galway. She has been developing and playing games since she first laid hands on a keyboard in the early 80s. During her career she has worked on console and PC games for Accolade, Infogrammes, Atari and Midway, and currently lectures in Game Development at Teesside University where she also runs the Animex Festival. She was voted one of the Top 100 most Influential Women in the games industry three times, received a Woman of the Year Award from MCV magazine, and has served as a judge on the Games BAFTA awards on many occasions.
She is the author of the Alfie Bloom books, which have been published in eight languages, and is currently working on two new series.
When she is not writing, or teaching games, she takes her daughter, Ashoka, on adventures, delivers talks in schools, and dreams up ways to encourage girls to get in to games development.
One of her favourite experiences was being recruited by the BBC as a games expert to help Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who to save the world from the Daleks using programming.
Agent: Hannah Sheppard
Books by Gabrielle Kent
The Alfie Bloom series (Scholastic)