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Gabrielle Kent

Creator of Alfie Bloom

About Gabrielle

Gabrielle is an author of fantasy fiction novels for middle-grade. She is currently working on a series about a boy born during a magical timeslip who inherits a castle that had been sealed for centuries. The first book is called Alfie Bloom: The Secrets of Hexbridge Castle.

In addition to her writing, Gabrielle has worked in and around the games industry since 1997 in an art and design capacity. She is a senior lecturer and Deputy Head of the computer games department at Teesside University where she directs the Animex International Festival of Animation and Computer Games.

During her career, Gabrielle has worked on console and PC titles for Accolade, Infogrammes, Atari and Midway and is a regular judge on the BAFTA Games awards. On three occasions she has been listed as one of the Top 100 women in the games industry and in 2015 was awarded a Woman of the Year award by MCV magazine. As a former organiser of the world’s first annual conference for Women in Games, she has a strong interest in encouraging women and girls to pursue careers in videogames.

She dreams of one day writing books in the library of her very own castle. Alfie Bloom: The Secrets of Hexbridge Castle is her first novel.

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