G.G. Silverman is an award-winning author, educator, visual artist, and performer. She enjoys living in the Pacific Northwest, where the mossy woods and moody coast inspire all her stories.
She holds a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and also completed the Writing for Children program at the University of Washington. She is an alumna of Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing, and has attended both the Oregon Coast Children’s Book Writer’s Workshop, and the Big Sur Writer’s Workshop. She also successfully completed Advanced Performance improv training at the Unexpected Productions Improv School in Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market, the largest improv school in the Northwest.
Ms. Silverman’s first book was an Amazon Kindle Top 10 Bestseller in the Teen Humor category, an Amazon “Hot New Release”, and a finalist for the 2015 North Street Book Prize. She has also been a winner of the Women On Writing Flash Fiction Contest and the Litreactor “Teleport Us” Sci-fi Writing Challenge, as well as a finalist for New Millennium Writing’s 40th Flash Fiction Award, the PNWA Literary Award, the Molotov Cocktail Flash Phenom Award, the ScreenCraft Short Story Prize, the Offbeat Flash Fiction Prize, and more. You can read about her short fiction and poetry here.
She has been a member of SCBWI and PNWA, and has also served as a judge for the 2016 and 2013 PNWA Literary Contest, for the short story category.
She has made numerous public appearances, including Noir at the Bar, the At The Inkwell reading series, GeekGirlCon, Emerald City Comicon, Bonebat “Comedy of Horrors” Film Fest, Northwest Horrorfest, and Seattle’s Women in Horror Month event, Vaginomicon. She also enjoys teaching classes on design, writing, and marketing at various schools, colleges, and libraries, and loves mentoring teen writers. She gives readings and performances at literary and improv open mic nights in and around the Seattle area. For G.G.’s event schedule, please click here.
G.G. to speak on panel on Tranhumanism in Comics and Fiction at GeekGirl Con 2017
G.G.’s short speculative fiction story, “The Joy of Being Alive,” announced as finalist for the So To Speak journal’s fiction contest, May 2017
G.G. Silverman appearing on “Jessica Jones & PTSD” panel at ECCC 2017
G.G. Silverman’s short story “The Burn” a finalist for The Offbeat Flash Fiction Prize, judged by Michael Martone
Moderating Impostor Syndrome Panel at Seattle GeekGirlCon 2016
G.G.’s Interview with horror author Jack Wallen for the Middletown Apocalypse 2 anthology launch
G.G. appears on panel at Emerald City Comicon 2016: “I Need a Hero”, along with authors Raven Oak, Katie Cord, Fran Stewart, John Lovett and Bridget A. Natale (April 2016)
G.G.’s short horror story “THE GIFT” a finalist for ScreenCraft 2015 Short Story prize (March 2016)
VEGAN TEENAGE ZOMBIE HUNTRESS a finalist for the 2015 North Street Book Prize in Independent Publishing (Feb 2016) – click & scroll down to read finalist announcement
G.G.’s short story, “The Summer of Infinite Possibilities”, wins 4th place Honorable Mention in Molotov Cocktail’s Flash Phenom Contest (Feb 2016)
G.G. Silverman presented to SCBWI-WWA regional meeting on “Marketing Your Self-Published Novel” (Jan. 2016)
Read her interview over at the PlainTalk book blog (Nov. 2015)
Read her interview over at BOOKS, BEER, and BLOGshit. (Nov. 2015)
Read her guest blog post over at Armand Rosamilia’s WINTER OF ZOMBIE 2015 blog tour: Zombies and Comedy: Bringing Horror to a Wider Audience (Nov. 2015)
Listen to her interview with Dr. Chris at New England’s Radio of Horror at WCUW Worcester (Nov. 2015)
Read her guest blog post over at Armand Rosamilia’s WINTER OF ZOMBIE 2015 blog tour: “What’s up with the zombie craze?” (Nov. 2015)
Featured on the zOctober 2015 blog tour at My Book Addiction (October 2015)
Interviewed on Armand Rosamilia’s ARM CAST—DEAD SEXY horror podcast (July 2015)
Read her interview at Book Goodies (June 2015)
Read her interview at The Awesome Gang (April 2015)
Women in Horror Month Events, February 2015
Listen to her interview on the Authors First radio show! (Jan. 2015)
G.G. Silverman visits fantasy author Raven Oak’s blog to talk about a favorite childhood author (Jan. 2015)
Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress gets a rave review on Z.E.D.D. Radio. Listen here! (Dec. 2014)
Listen to her interview with Bri Seeley on the Inspire and Influence show on BubblyTalk radio (Dec. 2014)
Featured on literary mag Upcoming4.me: The Story Behind the Story—Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress (Nov. 2014)
Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress: Book of the Week Review at The Horror Honeys (Nov. 2014)
Author Lorna Suzuki of THE IMAGO CHRONICLES interviews G.G. on her blog (Nov. 2014)
Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress featured on author Valerie Stein’s blog “My Week in Books” (Nov. 2014)
Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress (with a vegan recipe by author Jennifer Savalli) featured on Readerlicious (Oct. 2014)
Read her interview on YA author and librarian Danielle Dreger’s blog (Oct. 2014)
Listen to her podcast interview on Seattle Geekly’s “Spooky Lady Authors” show (Oct. 2014)
Her interview at Festivale, where she answers The Usual Questions (Sept. 2014)
Listen to her podcast interview with Erin Anacker of Below the Fold (Spring 2014)
Featured on ParentMap: “Tales Dark and Grim: Why Kids Love, and Need, Scary Stories” (Oct. 2013)
Read her first author interview at Women on Writing (Dec. 2012)