Gabriele Civiliene worked for eight years in Lithuania for UK publisher Pearson Education in their sales and marketing department, with responsibility for the Baltic States. At the same time, she continued to teach English at Kaunas Technology University. Passionate about language, she also speaks Russian, Polish and some Spanish as well as her native Lithuanian. She lives in Vilnius with her daughter and two dogs and continues to work as a translator and writer in English as well as teaching English literature at Vilnius Pedagogical University. She is an expert on the history and architecture of Vilnius and loves to show her city to visitors.