Gabriella Brand was born in New York, but has lived in eight states and several foreign countries. Her training and degrees are in foreign language literature and pedagogy. At one time or another, she has taught English, French, Spanish and Latin. Here most recent course was entitled "101 Tips on How to Learn a Foreign Language" at the University of Connecticut (OLLI program). She is currently learning Japanese. She also loves adventures. Her most recent experience was walking (!) across Spain. Her writing has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Perigee, Echoes, Eleutheria, The Poetry Review of Scotland and Calliope.