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Gigi Griffis is the author of the Netflix tie-in novel The Empress and creepy YA horror The Wicked Unseen (2023) and We Are The Beasts (2024), among other things. She’s a sucker for little-known histories, “unlikable” female characters, and all things Europe. After almost ten years of semi-nomadic life, she now lives in Portugal with an opinionated Yorkie-mix named Luna and a fancy blender that cost more than her couch.
Gigi’s work has been translated into 19+ languages, and she has been featured in WestJet Magazine, Netflix Tudum, The New York Times, Noble Blood, and more.
- Salon: I grew up in the Satanic Panic — and it’s happening again
- Teen Vogue: “The Wicked Unseen” is a tale of cults, secrets, and queer kids fighting back – see the cover
- Netflix Tudum: How “The Empress” Traveled From Screen to Page
- CNN Portugal: “New in Town” segment (11-minute mark)
- Learning the Tropes: Interview with Gigi Griffis
- Noble Blood podcast: “The Empress” with Gigi Griffis (paywall)
- The Manuscript Academy: Script-to-book, book-to-film, and all things IP
- WestJet Magazine: Slow Going
- International Living: How to Take Your Dog to Europe
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