My Name is Marion Ann Berry. I write memoirs. Mostly about my experiences in the hospitality business. I do have other stories I will share with you. For now, it’s about my hotel life. A life that has provided me with a lifetime of experiences and great stories.

My debut memoir, Behind The Kitchen Doors ~ The Summers, is a memoir about my first few summers working at a luxury hotel.

If you liked Kitchen Confidential and the Grand Budapest Hotel, you will enjoy this eye-opening life experience of one employee’s journey of working for a luxury hotel in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

When Marion Ann stepped on the plane for Alberta to work for a luxury hotel in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, she never thought her life would change. Sure, her first job was in the food service industry at McDonald’s, but the Golden Arches had nothing on the Chateau Lake Louise. A mountain resort where employees came to either experience a good time away from home, or to hide from secrets. Marion Ann was living both lives. She needed some time to heal from a broken love triangle and the secret of her not being the shy little girl she had been labelled for most of her youth.

When she was faced with a platter of cocaine during her first few weeks of working at the resort that essentially started her hospitality career, she knew life wasn’t going to be the same.

Intimate and truthful, Behind The Kitchen Doors is a coming of age for one employee who found out that working atop of a beautiful mountain came with a price. 

I hope you will join me on my adventures in working in the hotel life. Thank you!