Gabriele loves to recreate an era in which she can immerse herself (and readers), by weaving compelling stories around meticulously researched facts. Her characters are best friends, whom others are now calling "cherished friends". If you want a glimpse of her world, visit her book trailers on YouTube.
She has just completed the third in her Muskoka Trilogy, which evokes the Age of Elegance in the summer playground of the affluent and powerful, following them through the devastating Great War and the sassy Jazz Age.
She has been thrilled with the response from fans, who have made comments such as "You have created a masterpiece. I loved every moment..." and "I haven't been that emotionally invested in a story in many years." More comments can be seen on her website at Mindshadows.com.
Not being able to leave all her extensive research on the Great War behind, Gabriele has created a website of quirky facts - 4yearsofWW1.info - which is being used by international researchers and educators.
With degrees in the social sciences and education, Gabriele has had a varied career as an educator, literacy coordinator, and website designer, and has been an active community volunteer, particularly in heritage preservation. But writing fiction has always been her passion. Her first short story appeared in the Canadian Authors Association Winners' Circle 5 Anthology. In 2001, she produced an award-nominated feature on CBC Radio's "Outfront".