About


Mirella Sichirollo Patzer 

Historical Fiction Author


First generation Italian/Canadian, 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. She attended the University of Calgary where she specialized in leadership and human resources. She has worked as an Italian-English bilingual secretary, police radio operator, and administrative manager.



Mirella Sichirollo Patzer writes sweeping historical novels set in exciting periods of history. From the medieval eras to the early 18th century, her novels feature intriguing characters and fascinating heroines. Her favourite setting is Italy, for that's where the root of her passion lies, the roots of her strong Italian heritage, but she has also written about early Canada and medieval Germany.

She loves a clean orderly house but hates housework, detests winter, and is a mild claustraphobic. Her 
passions are books and reading, aqua-jogging, cooking, writing, and a good helping of her home-made tira-mi-su - a recipe that will rival those of the best Italian restaurants. You can find the recipe here: Mirella's Tiramisu Recipe

Mirella lives in Cochrane, Alberta, with her husband and family.