Gabriela Houston is a London-based writer. She was born in Poland and raised in a book-loving household on the nourishing diet of mythologies, classics and graphic novels. She had spent much of her early school years holed up in the library, only feeling truly herself in the company of Jack London’s trappers and Lucy Maud Montgomery’s red-headed orphan, among many others.

She came to the UK at 19 to follow her passion for literature and she completed her undergraduate and Masters degrees at Royal Holloway, University of London.

After her studies she worked in publishing for a few years. She now lives with her family in Harrow, where she pursues her life-long passion for making stuff up.

She’s represented by John Baker from Bell Lomax Moreton Agency.

Her debut Slavic Fantasy novel THE SECOND BELL is out now from Angry Robot Books. Available to buy here: https://smarturl.it/thesecondbell

Her Slavic-Inspired upper MG novel (ages 9+), THE WIND CHILD, is out from Uclan Publishing. 

She’s the cohost of a YouTube channel, Bookish Take, which focuses on a writer’s journey from the initial idea through to the publication process and beyond!