The Author


Gawri Manecuta is the author of Bunica's Tomatoes . She's been writing for more than 20 years and has inspired others to write and self publish. Her ideas come from personal experiences and her inquisitive taste for knowledge of other cultures.

She's of  seventh generation to be born and raised in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia of Indian and Polynesian descent and was brought up trilingual speaking Tamil, Malay and English.

She writes in English because this is the language she has mastered and feels comfortable with. She speaks a passable French and Romanian. She obtained her LL.B. (Hons.) from University of London, England and have a major in the English Language.

Presently, she is pursuing her lifelong passion for writing
children's books and cookbooks.

Cooking and food styling is her passion.

She resides in the artsy town of Oakville, Ontario with her husband, two children, her Goldador Nico; surrounded by breathtaking fauna and flora.
She loves to write, read, design, sketch, paint, garden, travel, teach, bike, hike, discover new things, be creative, enjoys people and nature, watch cartoons, children's movies and sci-fi movies. She's a Star Trek fan.

She practices the ancient art of Feng Shui and believes in positivity.

Her imprint, Mirwag Inc., is the publisher of Bunica's Tomatoes.

To see pictures of her outdoor pets click HERE.

A Word From the Author:

“As a child I read endlessly Enid Blyton books, Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, The Hobbit, Lord Of The Rings and the classics. I read novels at age ten. I read Treasure Island and The Goonies a million times. Must be something about discovering lost treasures.

I love the smell and feel of a new book. I concocted my own stories and sketched them out. Then I grew up, and with the demands of my parents, went to law school.
The best thing about law school was the training of the mind, critical thinking, criminology, and questioning every decision. I worked a few years in corporate law and copyright. I married a great guy and raised my kids; I’m still doing it for family always comes first.

My passion to write children’s books grew stronger as I grew older.

Each step has been a learning opportunity, with a valuable message embedded in every mistake I made.

Even though I wanted to be a writer and attend art school at fourteen, I’m glad I’m finally following my dream now.

If Colonel Sanders can do it at sixty-five… I have many good years ahead of me.”