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 Canadian west. From the moment she learned to read, Mirella loved books, and soon, her passion became focused on historical fiction.
Throughout her career, 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 favorite 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.