Gabrielle Harbowy lives in the San Francisco Bay area with two black cats who are named after chocolate and a significant other who is not.
Gabrielle received her B.A. from Rutgers University and worked in data analysis in a wide range of fields, from pharmaceutical to financial to publishing. Always an avid reader, she spent her summers working in libraries while in college and jumped at the chance to accept a position at a major publishing house in New York City.
Her experiences in publishing inspired her to transform her love of books and her attention to detail into an editing career. In 2006, with six years’ experience in the publishing field, she left the corporate world and struck out on her own as a full-time editor.
Gabrielle is an Affiliate member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). She edits for publishers including Pyr Books, and is a staff proofreader for Lambda Literary. In addition to her independent editing work, she is also Managing Editor at Dragon Moon Press, where she oversees the submissions and editing processes. She has edited for aspiring and first-time authors, New York Times Bestsellers, and Hugo Award winners. Books she has acquired and/or edited have gone on to be finalists and winners of Bram Stoker awards, Parsecs, and ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year awards.
In her free time, Gabrielle is a pianist and an award-nominated writer of short fiction. She is currently teaching herself to play the harp.