I worked as a technical writer and a legal editor, and am now spending time writing creatively. At the moment, I’m in the middle of a murder mystery, two childrens’ stories, and an anthology of a great-aunt’s art (miniature portraits). I’ve just self-published my first childrens’ book. I’m a gardener, a genealogist, a traveller, a grandmother, and an awesome cook (well-known for hot pepper jelly). I’ve travelled to Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Toronto, throughout British Columbia and Alberta, also to New York, Cincinnati, Seattle, Moscow (ID), San Franscisco, Honolulu, Japan, France, Switzerland, Austria, Monaco, Italy, Cuba, Scotland, England, Argentina, and Chile.
I am a member of the Langley Writers Guild. My short story, “My Heirloom Map” was published in the Guild’s 2012 chapbook, Valley Voices. My short stories and poems have been published in Polar Expressions Publishing anthologies and in Canadian Stories. Bill Richardson’s “Dear Sad Goat” anthology includes a whimsical story I sent to his CBC radio program, “Richardson’s Roundup”. The story of how I received a recipe for shortbread (and the recipe) is in CBC’s cookbook, “Cookies, Bars & Squares”. The first haiku I ever wrote was published in a United Nations publication. “The Wrong Concert” was published on Smashwords in 2014. My first children’s picture book, “The Girl Who Only Turned Right / The Boy Who Only Turned Left” was published in October 2015. This is a flipbook for children ages 4 to 8. A reader will learn about left, right, and mapping. The characters, Jessie and Oliver, gain courage, make friends, are kind to animals, and obey their parents.