Isabel Galupo lives and writes in Los Angeles. She graduated from Ithaca College as a Park Scholar with a B.S. in screenwriting and a minor in sociology. She participated in the Lambda Literary Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices in 2015. She has worked in the animation industry for over five years at major studios including Nickelodeon, Netflix, and Warner Bros. Animation. A queer, part-Filipina, Jewish woman with three Moms and a Dad (yeah, you read that right), Isabel is interested in telling socially-conscious yet entertaining stories for kids and young adults.
Maiden & Princess is her first book.
As a kid, Isabel used to get in trouble for trying to read library books under the table during family dinners. As an adult, she reads wherever she pleases thankyouverymuch. When she’s not writing, Isabel FaceTimes with her four younger sisters and daydreams about the fat, squishy pug that she will one day adopt.
Isabel is currently employed as a Staff Writer on a new TRANSFORMERS series for Nickelodeon Animation and Hasbro. Previously, she was Staffed on WB Animation's LITTLE ELLEN, produced for HBO Max.
She has also served as a freelance writer on Nickelodeon's THE CASAGRANDES and RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, Amazon's CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG, Netflix's forthcoming RIDLEY JONES and WE LOST OUR HUMAN, and a handful of unannounced preschool and 6-11 shows for PBS, Apple TV+, and Mattel.
More About Isabel
Her favorite books are:
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender; The Mothers by Brit Bennet; Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert; Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
She is passionate about LGBTQIA representation in children's and YA media:
Her favorite TV shows are:
Search Party, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Backyardigans, Fleabag, Twin Peaks, Quantum Leap, Gravity Falls, and Veronica Mars
As a bisexual woman who grew up with two Moms, Isabel aspires to write the kinds of stories she wishes were available to her as a child -- stories that showcase the beauty of queer love and families.
She actually has three Moms and a Dad:
And she's grateful to all four of her parents for encouraging her passion for writing from a young age.
She has four younger sisters:
Their names are Olivia, Maya, Ryley, and Lucia, and she loves them more than anything in the world.
Someday she'd like to live in:
A house near the beach in coastal Chile, or a chic apartment in the middle of Paris, or a farmhouse in the rolling hills of Tuscany, or...
Photos by Maya Washington