14-year-old Gabriella Kikwaki takes fantasy literature by storm

In a tale reminiscent of her own fantastical narratives, Gabriella Kikwaki, a budding author from London, Ontario, has swiftly risen to prominence with her imaginative storytelling prowess.

Gabriella Kikwaki

What began as an 18-page story has blossomed into the first volume of her captivating four-part fantasy series, “A Link Between Two Worlds”.

Now, three years later, Gabriella’s literary journey has burgeoned with the publication of six books, with a seventh currently in the works. Among her notable works are four original series: “A Link Between Two Worlds”, “A Twisted Destiny”, “Survival of the Glitches”, and “Whispering Willows”.

Not content with her achievements thus far, Gabriella is venturing into new realms with her latest project, “Asphariens”, a fantasy series delving into elemental rule.

Reflecting on her humble beginnings, Gabriella reminisced in an interview stating, “I started writing books during the pandemic. It was on a day where I had nothing to do and I decided to write a story.” From this serendipitous moment sprang forth a prolific career that has seen her ascend to the ranks of published authors.

Gabriella’s literary endeavors have not gone unnoticed. With appearances at venues like Indigo in North London, Ontario, and Barnes & Noble at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, Georgia, she has garnered a substantial following, boasting over 100,000 Facebook followers and 18,000 on Instagram. Furthermore, her talent has been recognized with nominations for prestigious awards, including an honorable mention at the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards and a nomination for the Essence and Culture Awards (ECA).

Drawing inspiration from her dreams, Gabriella crafts intricate worlds inhabited by characters endowed with extraordinary abilities. Her latest endeavor, “Whispering Willow”, explores themes of memory and magic, encapsulating the essence of her imaginative storytelling.

Yet, behind the veil of enchantment lies meticulous planning and world-building. Gabriella meticulously outlines the rules and dynamics of her fictional universes, ensuring consistency and coherence throughout her narratives. With her newest book already exceeding 380 pages, Gabriella’s dedication to her craft knows no bounds.

In a departure from convention, Gabriella self-publishes her works in both English and French, a testament to her multicultural upbringing. By presenting both languages side by side, she invites readers into a bilingual literary experience that is as immersive as it is innovative.

Looking ahead, Gabriella remains steadfast in her commitment to the realms of science fiction and fantasy. With an insatiable curiosity for the mysteries of the cosmos, she seeks to explore uncharted territories and captivate audiences with her boundless imagination.

In a world brimming with possibilities, Gabriella Kikwaki stands as a beacon of creativity and innovation, weaving tales that transcend boundaries and ignite the imagination of readers worldwide.

As she continues to embark on her literary odyssey, one thing remains certain: the enchanting realms crafted by Gabriella’s pen will continue to captivate audiences for generations to come.