Lisa Gabriele

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Lisa Gabriele is a Canadian novelist, television producer and journalist. She was the show runner for Dragons' Den. 2006-2012.

Gabriele is the author of Tempting Faith DiNapoli and The Almost Archer Sisters, both national bestsellers. 'Tempting Faith DiNapoli' will be developed as a TV series by Insight Productions.

In February 2013, it was revealed on The Current that Lisa Gabriele is the true identity of the pseudonym L. Marie Adeline, author of the erotic novel S.E.C.R.E.T.. It will be published in 31 countries, and is a bestseller in several, including Brazil, Canada and Holland.

It has since been turned into a trilogy, the second installment to be published in October 2013, and the third some time in the Spring of 2014.

It was also revealed she is the ghost writer for both Kevin O'Leary of Shark Tank and Dragon's Den and Jim Treliving who also stars on the show. She is the only Canadian writer who has had #1 bestsellers in both fiction and non-fiction at the same time (S.E.C.R.E.T. by L. Marie Adeline and Men, Women and Money by Kevin O'Leary) though neither book had her name on it.

Her essays and fiction have appeared in several anthologies, including Dave Eggers' The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Sex and Sensibility, Don’t You Forget About Me, When I Was a Loser, and 2033: The Future of Misbehavior. She lives in Toronto, where she graduated from Ryerson University's school of journalism in 1992. Her short story, "How to Be a Groupie", was selected for inclusion in the Norton Anthology of Western Literature.

Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Vice magazine, Salon, Glamour, among other publications, and she was a regular contributor to Nerve. She has worked as a director and/or producer for CBC, for programs such as Dragons' Den, The Week the Women Went, and she wrote the CBC radio program The Current from 2003-2006. As well, she has produced or directed programs for the History Channel, the Life Network and Slice TV. She's been nominated for four Geminis, and has won twice. She won the Screen Award for best Reality TV show in 2013.