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Whitney Gardner


Whitney Gardner

Whitney Gardner played her ukulele in an episode of "Portlandia," danced the rumba with Bill Nye the Science Guy in a New York swing-dance club and experimented with LARPing in college. She lives with her husband, Roger and their incredibly cool pugs, Gouda and Fig, in Portland, Oregon. Find her online at and follow her at @HeyWhitney.

Whitney Gardner

Books by Whitney Gardner

by Whitney Gardner - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 13+

Cameron's cosplay creations are finally starting to earn attention, but after she wins a competition, she sets off a firestorm of angry comments from male fans online. When Cameron's family moves, she hopes to complete her portfolio in peace, but the only comic shop in town is staffed by a dudebro owner who challenges every woman who comes into the shop. Cameron borrows a set of her brother's clothes and waltzes into the shop as Boy Cameron. Soon, Cameron finds herself drafted into a D&D campaign alongside friendly clerk Wyatt and handsome Lincoln. But as her "secret identity" gets more entrenched, Cameron's portfolio falls by the wayside --- and her feelings for Lincoln threaten to make a complicated situation even more precarious.

by Whitney Gardner - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural. Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. Out in the ’burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town.