Gabrielle Begun

Gabrielle Begun, Author of Freddy the Penny

About the Author

Gabrielle Begun is an aspiring young writer from San Francisco, California. She began writing Freddy the Penny when she was eight, and completed it by the age of ten. Her dream is to someday see her beloved tale about Freddy be made into a screenplay.

Gabrielle is passionate about the art of writing. She organized the first writer’s club at her school.  In April 2013, her writing skills were recognized by the California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) and she received a “Writer of Distinction” Award.

In addition to writing, Gabrielle also loves to read. Her favorite authors are Stephen King and George Orwell. A true performer, Gabrielle also enjoys acting, singing, and playing piano and guitar. Her favorite quote is “One person’s fantasy is another person’s reality”.

In 2016, Gabrielle became the main contributor and editor of The Project For Girls.
Watch Gabrielle’s interview about this exciting initiative on KTVU Morning News here.

About Freddy the Penny

Freddy the Penny Book Cover

«Freddy the Penny», written by ten-year-old Gabrielle Begun, is the tale of Freddy, a brave young penny who goes on an exciting quest.
As soon as Freddy enters the world, he is filled with curiosity. His adventures begin when he makes two friends: a pretty penny named Betty and a wise quarter named George. The three friends set out across the country on an adventure, meeting many new friends and even encountering some fearsome foes. Through the characters’ journey, young readers will learn about friendship, family, and more.

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