A little bit about me...
I live in rural Ottawa, Ontario with my husband, Ray, and grandchildren. For most of my life I enjoyed living in beautiful Northwestern Ontario where two of my first three books are set.
My education and career path were in accounting but my passion was always to work with words, not numbers. After semi-retiring in Blind River, Ontario, I enrolled in a comprehensive writing course and started working on my first novel.
I love this vast country of mine and have enjoyed traveling the highways and biways from coast to coast. It's from these wanderings I've developed my stories with favourite Canadian locations as the settings. Newfoundland is the only province I haven't visited but we hope to do so in the near future.
I recently retired from my position as president of the Canadian Authors Association - National Capital Region Branch (Ottawa). My third novel,Tomorrow's Promise differs slightly from my first two novels, Fire in the Foothills, and The Wilderness, by eliminating the suspense element. It follows a widow trying to keep a family business alive after the loss of her husband. She is emotionally battered and bruised but gets up every time she's knocked down, determined to hold her place in a male-dominated industry. This multi-layered story takes the reader from the beautiful fishing lakes of Northwestern Ontario to the metropolitan Toronto/Mississauga area with short sojourns into Florida, and mid-western United States.
Available from your favourite book seller is my fourth book. It's another story with 50+ characters. A contemporary romance with strong family issues written in a humorous vein. It's titled Helen Whittaker, the first in the 73 Windsor series.
My suspense fans can now enjoy my fourth romantic/suspense novel, THE TRACK, which will have you back on the edge of your seat. Stalking, nightmares, and a mysterious doctor with a dark past will have your heart beating and the pages turning.
I especially love writing about characters who are 50 plus. Protagonists in their "autumn years" are old enough to have developed character but still have a whole lotta livin' to do. Although the characters in The Track are slightly younger.
After having several memoirs and short stories published, my first novel Fire in the Foothills was published in the summer of 2013; my second, The Wilderness, was published in the spring of 2014; my third, Tomorrow's Promise in the spring of 2015 and my fourth, Helen Whittaker was published in the fall of 2015 as an e-book then as a paperback in November of 2016. Now my fifth novel was available November 25th, 2017 on Amazon and through me starting December 8th, 2017.
Watch for the second book in the 73 Windsor Series sometime early in 2018. It's title is Margaret McFarland. There is no keeping up with those gals in that building. Their lives are pretty full. Some might say "an open book."