Paul Yanuziello

Member Profile

Short Description of Yourself

I’m a writer, a storyteller, a musician, and a martial artist based in Markham, a small city, in close proximity to a big city, Toronto.  Born and raised in Toronto, I am happily married to Nina and I have two children, Adrianna and Nadia and even a grandchild, Leila.

Writing Focus or Interests

Children's Books


Professional Skills

Martial Artist, Musician, Storyteller, Author

Published Works and Recognitions

Samba on a Snowy Day, Written by Paul Yanuziello, Illustrations by Joshua Miller.


Paul Yanuziello is a writer, storyteller, musician, martial arts instructor and author. He was a professional writer during a long career in the mechanical contracting profession, producing numerous reviews and reports. Since 2006, under his pen name Paul J. Youngman, he has reviewed and reported on concerts, festivals and recordings by the musical greats. His reports are published in All About Jazz, Jazz Review and Toronto Music Report among many other web-zines.

A highly skilled martial artist, he now instructs adults and children in Japanese classical martial arts. The opportunity to write and teach full time in 2017, as well as his passion for teaching and learning from children, became the motivational force to publish his first children’s book. When Yanuziello is not teaching or learning martial arts, he can be found writing, reading or practising shinrin-yoku (forest bathing).