Gina Sorell returned to her first love—writing—after two decades of working as an actor on stage, screen, and television. She is the author of The Wise Women (HarperCollins), a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, Good Morning America Buzz Book, Read with Jenna and Parade Magazine’s Most Anticipated of 2022, a People Magazine Best New Book Pick, and Washington Post Summer Selection. Her debut novel Mothers and Other Strangers was a Refinery29 and Self Magazine Best Book Pick of 2017, a Great Group Reads, and an Indigo Best For Book Clubs selection. Her writing has appeared in Dame Magazine, LitHub, Good Housekeeping, Refinery 29, and The Globe and Mail.
Gina’s decades of experience in the arts and as a brand storyteller has given her a unique insight into the dual worlds of writing and publishing, art and business. A warm and compassionate coach, she understands firsthand how challenging and rewarding writing can be. Thanks in part to her years as a member of the Second City Touring Company and Mainstage, she can think quickly on her feet, offering story suggestions that help writers get unstuck and inspired.
Having lived in New York and Los Angeles, she currently resides in Toronto with her family, happily writing away at her desk, an ever-present thermos of coffee near her side.