|Residence||Victoria, British Columbia|
Whitney Gardner is an author and illustrator from Victoria, British Columbia. Her graphic novel You're Welcome Universe, which has an Indian, Deaf protagonist, was the winner of the 2018 Schneider Family Book Award. Her novel Chaotic Good was nominated for a 2019 White Pine Award. Gardner is represented by Brent Taylor and shared the query letter she wrote to get You're Welcome Universe published where she described it as "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian meets Exit Through the Gift Shop". Her first graphic novel Fake Blood received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews and was called "a dazzling debut".
Gardner grew up in New York. She has a BFA from SUNY Purchase in graphic design and worked as an art teacher and school librarian in the Bronx before moving to Portland, Oregon and then settling in Canada. She is married and she and her husband have two pugs named Gouda and Fig. She plays ukulele.
- You're Welcome, Universe (2017)
- Chaotic Good (2018)
- Fake Blood (2018)
- "Whitney Gardner". Teenreads. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
- "Awards & Grants". Schneider Family Book Award. 2018-12-01. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
- "Interview with Whitney Gardner about You're Welcome, Universe". Disability in Kidlit. 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
- Frees, Chris (2017-02-01). "Successful Query: Whitney Gardner & You're Welcome, Universe". WritersDigest.com. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
- "FAKE BLOOD by Whitney Gardner , Whitney Gardner". Kirkus Reviews. 2016-11-11. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
- Gardner, Whitney. "Whitney Gardner on about.me". about.me. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
- Stauffer, Jessica (2017-03-16). "An Indies Introduce Q&A With Whitney Gardner". the American Booksellers Association. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
- "Learn to Draw with Whitney Gardner, Author-Illustrator of Fake Blood : The Childrens Book Review". The Children's Book Review, Book and Ebook Reviews of the Best Kids' Books. 2018-09-04. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
- Gardner, Whitney (2018). Fake blood. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. p. 336. ISBN 1-4814-9556-9. OCLC 1019837453.
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