Photo done by Spiro Loukopoulos on 35 mm color film


Charlotte "Gasp" Gasparetti Ribar is writer for young adults and anyone who's figuring out what it means to grow up.


    Currently dwelling in Chicago, she's originally from Oakland, California. Before getting her degree in 2016 from Columbia College Chicago in Fiction Writing with a minor Management, all while keeping up with freelancing graphic design and concert photography in her free time.

    Since first exploring her love of writing in elementary school Gasparetti Ribar has developed a strong sense of voice and a distinct style that carries over various mediums and lengths. Her work has been described as lyrical, funny, and engaging.

    Gasparetti Ribar has been published in Columbia College of Chicago’s annual writing journal, Hair Trigger, and her piece “In the Bones” (Hair Trigger 37) received first place for essays from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, and has also been featured in The Lab Review. She’s currently working on her first novel for young adults.

    Besides being a writer, she is a silk screener and designer, a musician for herself, a feminist, an architecture enthusiast, a live music photographer, and a t-shirt cutter.

    She specializes in Young Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction Essays, and now, apparently, blogging. That last one was a bit of a surprise.

Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club, and if you don’t get it you will nonetheless get something that looks remarkably like it.
— Jack London