About Caroline


Caroline Gilman is a middle grade writer and business owner who resides in San Diego, CA. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Caroline is currently preparing to query her middle-grade fantasy novel, an adaptation of her recent screenplay.  Caroline serves as Director of Middle-Grade Programming and Director of Communications for the San Diego Writers Festival and is the Vice President of the International Memoir Writers Association. She co-founded the @MiddlegradeHub  on Twitter to help promote community for writers. The Hub facilitates small writer groups, coordinates author chats, and promotes middle-grade publications. Caroline is also a freelance graphic designer and marketing coach for authors.

Fun facts:

  1. I am adopted
  2. I played water polo in college
  3. My dog is my writing sidekick
  4. My favorite place to write is on the magic mailbox bench in Carmel
  5. I love cheering on my writing friends

@carolinegwrites on Instagram

For me, writing is about so much. Creativity, expression, connection, empathy, and self…. To all my writer friends, I wear my inspiration on my wrist today. Please know that your story matters. Let your words flow. And may writing connect you with others—Thanks @zibbyowens and @anastasiazadeik for the friendship, connection and the #zibbyverse bracelet to add to my others ❤️
It’s a very mondayish monday… wishing everyone a great week ❤️#doglover #comfy
A reminder that beauty and art are all around us, even in unlikely places. Hope your day is filled with love 💕#love #art #findbeauty
Got my copy of LEI AND THE INVISIBLE ISLAND today at @warwicksbooks!  Can’t wait to read this new adventure by friend and writer extraordinaire @maliamaunakea!
Loving my writerly bracelets #writingcommunity #writing #mystorymatters #amwriting
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