After two decades of working as an actor, Gina Sorell returned to her first love—writing.


A graduate with distinction of UCLA Extension Writers' Program, she is the author of Mothers and Other Strangers, a Great Group Reads selection, and a 2017 best book of Refinery 29, Self Magazine, and the forthcoming The Wise Women, HarperCollins.

Originally from Johannesburg, Gina has lived in New York and Los Angeles, and now lives in Toronto with her husband and son.


Gina balances the solitary hours of fiction writing with work as a creative director and brand storyteller under the banner of her own agency, Words Make The Brand.