Meet the Author!

GILLIAN McDUNN (pronounced “Jillian”) has loved to read and write for as long as she can remember.

She grew up in Orange County, California and was the oldest of three children. She has also lived in San Francisco, San Diego, St. Louis (go Cards!), and currently lives near Raleigh, North Carolina. 

​Gillian still loves to read and write. She also loves to spend time with her family playing board games, going on road trips, and walking on the beach. 

Her first book is called CATERPILLAR SUMMER. It is a story about a girl named Cat, her brother with special needs, and the summer they will never forget with grandparents they never knew on Gingerbread Island. It is inspired in part by Gillian’s relationship with her brother, Andy, who had multiple disabilities.

​Gillian’s second book is called THE QUEEN BEE AND ME. It is about a girl named Meg who has a “tricky” friendship–a best friend who is sometimes nice, and sometimes not so nice. When Meg’s best friend targets a new girl who moves to town, Meg has to decide what kind of person(and friend) she wants to be. THE QUEEN BEE AND ME will be released on March 3, 2020.

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