Gabrielle Bauer obtained her Bachelor of Science in Honours Biochemistry and her Bachelor of Music in Honours Composition, both from McGill University. Her career took several twists and turns after that, from composer and music teacher to translator and patent editor in Tokyo.
Following a stint as a managing editor at Thomson Healthcare Communications in Toronto, Gabrielle launched her career as a freelance writer. She now divides her time between writing feature articles for consumer magazines (e.g., Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Reader’s Digest, Today’s Parent, Elle Canada, Zoomer, and MoneySense) and clinical materials for physicians and other health professionals.
Gabrielle has received two National Magazine Awards (NMA), three Kenneth R. Wilson awards, and a Canadian Nurses Association Award for Excellence in Health Reporting. She has also written two books to date: Tokyo, My Everest (Dundurn, 1996), co-winner of the Canada-Japan Book Prize, and Waltzing The Tango (Dundurn, 2001), which was short-listed for the Edna Staebler award for creative nonfiction.
Gabrielle Bauer lives with her husband, stepson and two teenage children in Toronto.