Christina Gabbitas Author
Poet, Voiceover and Storyteller
Christina Gabbitas is an award winning English children’s author, poet, storyteller and voiceover artist. She is best known for her rhyming books. Growing up she loved to read poetry and rhymes. She started writing after having her own children and particularly focussed on stories which would help them overcome their fears and fears that she had, had as a child.
Books include the Felicity Fly series www.felicityfly.co.uk Triangular Trev www.triangulartrev.com and safeguarding book Share Some Secrets www.sharesomesecrets.com Share Some Secrets has been endorsed by the NSPCC and Barnardo's Free copies are in the NSPCC Library. The story is being brought to life by animation with Sheffield Hallam University students and will be a free resource for children, parents and teachers, to be launched September 2017.
Christina set up a national poetry initiative in 2013 that has now encouraged over 17,000 children to 'have a go' at writing poetry, picking up The Peoples Book Prize Dame Beryl Bainbridge Award in 2015. Details can be found here www.poemsandpictures.co.uk/competition
For all her collective work aimed at helping and encouraging children, Christina picked up the Sue Ryder, Yorkshire Women of Achievement in Education, May 2016. Also a People's Book Prize Finalist for four consecutive years from 2013-2017.
Christina has also written bespoke poetry for various events, including Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards, in aid of Sue Ryder Care and Straight PLC.