The author graduated from Print Journalism and wrote freelance for almost 40 years before she started writing her first book, A Kayak for One. Her writing included a weekly fitness column, full length feature stories and a stint as a reporter covering court and town council meetings.
Overlapping the writing years, she was a police officer with Hamilton Regional Police Service and worked in patrol, the Criminal Investigative Department, and the Special Investigation Branch as a detective in the Sexual Assault Unit. By the time she left her policing career she had attained the rank of Acting Staff Sergeant. She then bought a 12 cottage resort in northern Ontario. Six years later she sold the resort and taught Police Foundations at a college in Sudbury, Ontario until she moved to Victoria, B.C. for a short time. She moved back to northern Ontario, also for a short time, and now lives in a small eastern shore community in Nova Scotia.
She enjoys her time travelling to visit her daughters and grandchildren, and while at home enjoys writing, kayaking, hiking, biking, and exploring the beauty of the east coast.
East Coast Eddies available as a paperback locally in Nova Scotia!
1 Hart's of Boylston General store in Boylston.
11771 Highway 16, Guysborough, Nova Scotia
Come in for the deli counter, ice cream parlour and baked goods. Hart's are pleased to offer a unique selection of products, primarily sourced within Nova Scotia.
2 The Gaelic College craft shop in St. Ann's on Cape Breton.
51779 Cabot Trail, St. Ann's, Nova Scotia
The Gaelic College has an international reputation for its contribution to the promotion and preservation of traditional Gaelic culture, offering instruction in over ten disciplines, and year-round learning and fun. As a cultural destination, it will delight visitors with the unique opportunity to experience first-hand the living culture of the Nova Scotia Gaelic people.
3 Irving Big Stop Auld's Cove.
13239 Trans Canada Highway (NS104), Aulds Cove, Nova Scotia
Last stop for great food, gas and bathrooms before leaving the mainland for Cape Breton ... especially if you are taking NS105 to the Newfoundland and Labrador ferry. Brand new Big Stop with all the services for commercial and tourism travellers.