Gina Willner-Pardo has written short stories published in The South Carolina Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, Louisiana Literature, Crack the Spine, and other journals. Her story “Everything That’s Lovely” was a finalist in both Narrative’s Spring 2020 Story Contest and Pithead Chapel’s 2020 Larry Brown Short Story Award contest. “How Karma Works” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2020 by Slippery Elm Literary Journal. She has also written seventeen books for children, all published by Clarion or Albert Whitman. Gina’s book Figuring Out Frances won the Josette Frank Award, presented by the Bank Street College of Education, to honor a book of “outstanding literary merit.”
Gina has a BA in English from Bryn Mawr College and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. She has studied with James Frey.
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