Mirella Sichirollo Patzer is a novelist, researcher, blogger, and history afficionado. A true blue Taurean in every way, Mirella was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, but grew up in Calgary, a city famous for the Calgary Stampede, oil companies, and the wild west.
Mirella is first generation Italian Canadian who likes a clean house but hates housework, detests winter, and is mildly claustraphobic. She loves books, cooking, writing, and a good helping of her homemade tira-mi-su.
Her short story, Down Three Steps, was featured in the Canadian best selling anthology, Mamma Mia: Good Italian Girls Talk Back. She is the author of The Pendant, The Blighted Troth, The Contessa's Vendetta, and her latest, Orphan of the Olive Tree.
Mirella is currently working on a novel of the life of Mathilde of Ringleheim, The First Queen of Germany. Meticulously researched and filled with memorable characters, it is the fictionalized biography of one of the most fascinating and influential women of the 10th century.
Mirella lives with her family in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada but travels regularly to her condo in Great Falls Montana where she hides away to write.