Maryanna Gabriel is the author of Memento: A Coastal Recipe Treasure. She has a Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from the University of King’s College and is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio, where she worked as a teaching assistant in narrative nonfiction. She is also a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Certificate in Creative Writing.
An excerpt from this book, “Get Thee To A Nunnery,” was published in the journal Emerge. She is the author of a children’s book, Owen’s Grandmother, and her blog “Travels in a Different Sort of Way” has had over 12,000 views. She has been a graphic designer, promotional writer and website designer. As an artist, she holds a Certificate in Fine Art Techniques from Emily Carr University of Art & Design and works from a studio on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, amid towering cedars.