Gabriel Ionita was born in Bucharest, Romania, and lived in Vienna, Prague, Riyadh, Montreal and Toronto. He is a business executive by formation, and worked his entire career in marketing and product management divisions of large telecommunication companies. He was always a storyteller, though, and wanted to commit his thoughts to paper. He writes science fiction and has a love-hate relationship with the white pages - he hates them white and loves them brimming with words. Gabriel lives in San Jose, California, with his wife Cristina and their daughter, Anna Sophie, and is a Montreal Canadiens fan.