Writing has been a passion of mine all my life. Words are like music to me, and I love playing with them. I first experienced the thrill of hearing my work read aloud at age nine, when my elementary school teacher read my essay to the class. I was hooked on words and their power to amuse, entertain, inform, and thrill!
During my working life I always gravitated towards positions which allowed me to flex my writing skills - from editorial assistant on London's famous Fleet Street, to recording secretary at countless healthcare Board meetings, as well as newsletter preparation for a variety of organisations. I also had a regular newspaper column in the Langley Advance newspaper on the Lower Mainland, British Columbia, where I discussed local issues.
I was born in Devon, England, where I lived until I was 18 and old enough to spread my wings. First stop London, England, where I lived for two years before emigrating to Canada.
I lived in Ottawa for eleven years, during which time I worked at the Conference Board of Canada and the House of Commons, before leaving the workforce to start my family. We moved to Calgary in 1981, and lived there for four years before discovering Vancouver Island, where I now live with my husband, Jim. My three children are scattered from New Brunswick to Nanaimo, and my four grandchildren can be found as far afield as Japan, New Brunswick and Delta, BC.
When I'm not writing, or working in my garden, Jim and I travel extensively. Here's a sampling of some of the places we have been.