Featured Author : Candy Quimpo Gourlay

FEATURED AUTHOR OF THE MONTH
by Mrs. Jane Diaz, Acquisitions and G1 Librarian

Candy Quimpo Gourlay is a Filipino author based in the United Kingdom. She was born in Davao City, Philippines. She got her first writing job on Stork News, a typewritten newsletter and become a writer later on. She has worked as a reporter for newspapers and magazines. She also drew a weekly cartoon strip for a women’s magazine, and took photographs where she found lots of adventures. She then realized that what she wanted was to write fiction for children. And this is where Tall Story begins, her debut novel. It was released last May 2010 in the UK and July 2010 in the Philippines.

She has visited schools including Xavier School. She conducted a booktalk to our selected students during the celebration of National Children’s Book Day (NCBD) last July, 2010.

To know more about the author, you may visit her website at http://www.candygourlay.com/

3 thoughts on “Featured Author : Candy Quimpo Gourlay

    • Thanks ms.candy! a few days after you read them a story, a parent called in, begging if she can get the title of the story you read for the class. she said that her son couldn’t stop talking about you and was asking her to get him a copy of the book. you are a brilliant storyteller. the boys loved you so much🙂

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