Gabriele loves to recreate an era in which she can immerse herself (and readers), by weaving compelling stories around meticulously researched facts. If you want a glimpse of her world, visit the book trailers on YouTube.
Having completed the third in her Muskoka series - which follows beloved characters through the devastating Great War and the sassy Jazz Age - she is currently working on Book 4, set during WW2.
She has been thrilled with the response from fans and reviewers, who have made comments such as "If you are a fan of Downton Abbey, you will love [the Muskoka Novels] series!" and "Ms. Wills is one of the most talented writers I have read in a long time." More comments can be seen on her website at theMuskokaNovels.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".