|Like most if not all writers, I was a reader
from an early age, and now usually have two or three books on the
go at the same time. I planned on becoming a librarian (how better
to get hold of books!) but switched in mid-stream to graduate from
Hamilton Teachers’ College and
in Primary Methods from the University of Toronto. I loved teaching,
and tried to pass on my love of language to my pupils.
I’m curious, and like to find the ‘why’ of things.
When traveling abroad, I prefer to stay at Bed & Breakfasts or
country inns and meet the people of the country. Fortunately, my husband
agrees with me, and our two daughters have grown up enjoying travel
as much as we do. We all loved the three years we lived in Australia.
Since we returned to Canada by sailing west, we circled the globe,
crossing the International Date Line. We lost one whole day from our
lives. Maybe we’ll go back and pick it up some day.
Writing is like an addiction: other interests fall by the wayside.
I still manage to attend the opera, sing in the church choir, walk
in the woods, visit with horses, and maybe soon I can get my oil paints
I came late to writing, but I’m so glad I took the plunge.
Twice my stories placed in the finals for the Golden Heart contest
of the Romance Writers of America. Then I discovered Regencies, and
I felt I’d found my forte. My characters have their human foibles
and troubles, are not ‘superpersons’, but do get into
interesting situations that challenge and mold them.
I was thrilled and honored when Lord Compton's
Folly was chosen as a finalist for EPIC's Eppie Awards of 2005. As
an added honor, The Romance Studio nominated Folly for its 2005 Cupid
and Psyche Award.
Then, out of the blue, I was nominated for the 17th Annual Kitchener-Waterloo
Arts Awards in the Literary category. This was a major surprise, and a great
If you have a dream, follow it. Remember, you fail only when you