Kristine Gasbarre's career in books started at Simon & Schuster Publishing, where she worked in marketing and the publisher's office as a liaison between the sales and editorial departments. Gasbarre is the author of 2011's How to Love an American Man: A True Story (William Morrow/HarperCollins), whose film rights were optioned in 2017 by Anyday/Leopard Films USA. In fall 2011, How to Love an American Man was selected for Target's Emerging Authors program and voted the September 2011 pick for Sutter Home Winery's national book club.
Gasbarre has also co-written the upcoming A Little Piece of Light with Donna Hylton (Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group with a film in development and praise from Eve Ensler, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Rosario Dawson), as well as three books for HarperCollins Publishers: Etched in Sand, Regina Calcaterra's 16-week New York Times bestseller (which has sold more than 250,000 copies to date), Geoffrey Kent's SAFARI: A Memoir of a Worldwide Travel Pioneer with a foreword by DreamWorks Studios CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, and the 2017 Books for a Better Life Award finalist, Raising Ryland with Hillary Whittington (optioned for film in 2016), whose story about her transgender child has garnered eight million views around the world on YouTube. Gasbarre's books have been translated into German, Polish, and Spanish.
In 2015, Gasbarre worked on assignment as a writer-reporter for PEOPLE Books, the book publishing division at People Magazine/Time Inc. She has blogged for such sites as Huffington Post Women, Huffington Post Weddings, and MariaShriver.com. Her work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Sirius/XM’s Oprah Radio,
People, Glamour, The New York Post’s Page Six, iVillage, Huffington Post, Robb Report Vices, Inside Edition, Fox 5’s Good Day New York, AOL’s homepage, NewYorkMagazine.com, BettyConfidential, OK!, the London Telegraph and other national and international press outlets. She has worked on projects and initiatives with such brands as Kate Spade & Co., PBS, Susan G. Komen, Eataly, Dr. Oz's HealthCorps non-profit, and more.
In her academic career, Gasbarre interned at the Cleveland Clinic and The New York Times Co. and is a graduate of Fordham University in New York City with a master's degree in cultural media studies, as well as a graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland. Today, she is an Author Ambassador for the non-profit global reading initiative, Library for All, and has participated in panels for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and other arts and humanities organizations. Gasbarre also serves on the board of directors for the Free Medical Clinic in DuBois, Pennsylvania and on the marketing team for the Pennsylvania Wilds Center.
In summer 2015, she accepted a teaching assistantship for a month-long writing workshop led by screenwriter Dr. James Ragan at Charles University in Prague.
The great-granddaughter of Italian immigrants from Abruzzo, Gasbarre lived in Italy for one year and has traveled to five continents for her work. After being based for nine years in New York City, in 2015 she relocated to the lake where she was raised in the Pennsylvania Wilds. She is an advocate for foster animals and has two pug-beagle mixes, Harley and Mick.
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