Author: Gayleen Rabakukk

I'm a writer with an MFA in creative writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. I also hold a journalism degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. I enjoy writing both fiction and non-fiction on a variety of topics.

Time on Tuesday

In addition to seconds, minutes and hours, calendars are also critical components in the process of marking time. Modern names for days of the week are centuries old and linked to celestial bodies. Some are obvious, but others are a…

Time on Tuesday: Big Ben

This week I’m adding a new regular blog feature: Time on Tuesday. Time has suddenly become a major plot point in PHOEBE FOGG AND THE LOST LIBRARY. I’ve also noticed that time is something people in our society obsess about…


Writing from the heart of the prairie, I don’t have a castle out my window to inspire me. Fortunately, I do have the support and encouragement of other writers: my local critique partners, my VCFA classmates and advisors, writers I’ve met through Twitter and social media.

Surprises at the Library!

I’ve always loved libraries. I think it is the element of surprise that fascinates me most. You just never know what clever story or forgotten interesting legend might be lurking here or there. With the wonders of modern technology, the…