Epic. Enthralling. Evocative.

About The Author: Gabriele Wills

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 - for the first 2 Muskoka Novels and for the third.

Not being able to leave all her extensive research on the Great War behind, Gabriele has created a website of quirky facts - Odd, Intriguing, Surprising Facts About WW1 - which is being used by international researchers and educators.

Gabriele was born in Germany and emigrated to Canada as a young child. With degrees in the social sciences and education from the University of Toronto, she 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, "Mrs. Beresford's Disgrace", won an Honourable Mention in the Canadian Authors Association short story contest, and appears in the Winners' Circle 5 Anthology. In the fall of 2001, she produced a feature, nominated for an award, on CBC Radio's "Outfront".

Gabriele has done presentations to many organizations, and is happy to teleconference with book clubs.

Follow her blog - The Obsessed Writer - where she talks about research, writing, and life in general.

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The Summer Before The Storm is a 2010
The Muskoka Chautauqua Reading List Winner

The Muskoka Chautauqua Reading List Winners, 2010
James Bartleman, former Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, Out of Muskoka; Patrick Boyer, Local Library: Global Passport; Wayland Drew, The Wabeno Feast (accepted by Ron Jacques); Roy MacGregor, Canoe Lake (accepted by Ted Lute); Eva Olsson, Unlocking the Doors: A Woman's Struggle Against Intolerance; Gabriele Wills, The Summer Before The Storm

The Muskoka Chautauqua is a revival of a movement prominent in the 1920s and early '30s that earned Muskoka the reputation of being the "Literary Summer Capital of Canada". My blog about the original Chautauqua Assembly can be found at The Obsessed Writer.

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A Place To Call home
A Place To Call Home

The Summer Before The Storm
The Summer Before The Storm

Elusive Dawn
Elusive Dawn

Under the Moon
Under the Moon

Moon Hall
Moon Hall

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