Shawnelle Gibbs is a writer and producer from Oakland, California currently based in Los Angeles. Her credits span television, animation, film, and publishing. She’s produced on Emmy and Peabody Award winning series for NBC Universal, and countless hours of programming for networks including ABC, Food Network and Discovery, Inc. As one half of the Gibbs Sisters writing team, she’s authored the YA comic book series Fashion Forward, The Invention of E.J. Whitaker, and the upcoming YA graphic novel, Ghost Roast, scheduled for publication by Harper Collins. Shawnelle has served as Staff Writer for Warner Bros. Animation, Development Writer for Cartoon Networks, and has also written for Dreamworks Animation, Mattel Studios, and Netflix. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Writers Guild of America West, Women in Animation and The Animation Guild. Her ultimate goal is to create and produce a legacy of television projects that reflect the magical realism of the African American experience