About the Author
Wanda Beaver's love of baking began at an early age. She baked her first pie when she was nine using cherries picked from her family's half-acre fruit-filled paradise. Since that first sour cherry pie, which is still her favorite, she hasn't looked back.
Born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario, in the heart of Canada's prime fruit-growing area, she pushed her passion for baking aside in favor of more "serious" career aspirations. During her fourth year at the Ontario College of Art, a freshly baked pie for a friend led to her first commercial account. By graduation, she was delivering so many pies, she put her art career on hold (temporarily, she thought) to open a small bakery.
Fifteen years later, Wanda has 20 employees, two retail locations, and more than enough customers to keep her busy baking pies, cookies, cakes, and other sweets.