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.

Her adult Slavic Fantasy novels THE SECOND BELL and THE BONE ROOTS are out now from Angry Robot Books.

Her Slavic-Inspired upper MG duology (ages 9+), THE WIND CHILD, and THE STORM CHILD are out from Uclan Publishing. 

She’s the host of a YouTube channel, The Gabriela Houston Project: Storytelling in All its Forms, where she interviews writers, artists, researchers, scientists, historians and more about how they use storytelling in their lives and professions.