Gabrielle Staples was born
in Hertford, England in 1951. Raised and
educated in New Zealand she received a
Bachelor of Commerce and Administration
Degree from Victoria University of
Wellington and qualified as a chartered
accountant – because accountants were
supposed to earn lots of money. A few years
in practice soon dampened her enthusiasm for
bean counting and she moved into the more
interesting world of marketing and
communications where she made a reasonable
living for a number of years.
She has had a long love affair with both
fantasy and science fiction since reading
authors such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein,
Isaac Asimov, and Robert Heinlein in the
Her concepts and ideas for the philosophy
behind the Pelarian Multiverse Chronicle
have been developed over several years.
Gabrielle has one son and lives in Surrey
with her partner Christopher, and two alien
beings that purport to be cats.