On this page you'll find three books (a fourth is on its way!), and in each one you'll find friendship, adventure, a hint of danger, and more than a little bit of courage when it is needed the most.
You will not find horses, simply because I cannot draw their legs.
Publishing July 06, 2021, Greenwillow Books
Five friends are looking for something TERRIFIC to do. But with each having different interests and abilities...what could be terrific for them all?
Climbing? Not for everyone. Swimming? DEFINITELY not for everyone. Hanging from their toes? Absolutely not! Will the friends find something terrific to do together before Snake manages to upend their perfect afternoon?
April 2020, Owlkids
Freda is a free spirit, who one day befriends a small, broken, beetle. But Ernest grows and grows, and soon Freda has to choose between her gentle friend, and her whispering community. Freda and the Blue Beetle is a fantastical fable about friendship, and being LOUD when you need to be.
"A wonderfully odd gem of a story that speaks to the importance of living a just and fulfilling life on one’s own terms" - Booklist
"Gilmore's fantasy is both startling and believable" - Publishers Weekly
"This story about thinking for oneself is sweetly quirky and far from saccharine" - Kirkus
Published March 2019, Owlkids
The crocodiles call her Little Doctor, and pay for her kindness with tales of adventure. But when the biggest, most ornery, beast darkens her doorstep- yet refuses treatment- Little Doctor will have to be creative to get to the bottom of this mystery ailment, and hear the most unexpected tale of them all.
Little Doctor and the Fearless Beast was chosen as one of Publishers Weekly's Flying Starts, and has been translated into German, Italian and Korean.
The New York Times included it in their selection of Picture Books to Enrapture Little Readers
And it received starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist and Publishers Weekly
And a thank-you!
When it comes to the process of creating a picture book, there are many people involved from beginning to end. I've been lucky enough to work together with my brilliant and fierce agent Jen Rofé, and the teams at Owlkids Books and Greenwillow, both packed with people who were warm and funny and encouraging, and who work so hard- both long before and long after your book is published. A huge, bottom-of-my-heart thank you to each and every one.