1990 Gabrielle was published as "a special guest contributor" in
Colorado Grassland Anthology.
1991 Gabrielle's writings reached The White House. Mrs. Bush's personal
representative was directed to call Gabrielle and express the First
Lady's regard for her efforts in writing this body of work for children.
1996 Gabrielle wanted to "make a difference" in children's lives
in a profound way and began working creatively with troubled youth
using her positive, esteem-building material. In a residential treatment
center, she directed a special project called "Expressions" and
in this capacity was able to tap into the creative "treasures" buried
deep within these discouraged teens. Gabrielle saw a great difference
in their lives which stemmed from their own unique talents being
developed and encouraged in positive ways.
1997 Gabrielle's first musical came alive on stage in Michigan.
It was performed by 100 children in ballet and a portion of the
proceeds were donated to the women's shelter.
for this work have come from education specialists because it enhances
children's self-concept positively on many different levels.
to read what others have said.
our fast pace world of today our children don't have the opportunity
to exercise their imaginations to the extent that they were exercised
in more simpler times. Simplicity and imagination have gotten lost
to a large degree in today's fast-paced society. Through the works
of Gabrielle, the children can be taken on many joyous adventures
through the use of their imaginations.
philosophy of Gabrielle and Little Lights Publishing can be summed
up in the words of Albert Einstein when he said:
is more important than knowledge"