About Me

bookstore picHi!
I am the mother of two daughters, the crazy proud grandma of one baby grandson and the author of five young adult books and one memoir of my first wild year as a “behaviour” teacher.

I worked for twenty-five years as a teacher, spending much of my time with students facing academic, emotional or physical challenges. My passions have always been my children, my students and my writing.

Helping students get their own stories onto the page was always the loveliest part of teaching. My daughters and my students inspired me to start writing for the young adult audience, and encouraged me to try to get my work published.

Touched by their faith in me, I decided to go for it, and my first novel was accepted by Second Story Press in my final year of teaching.

I took early retirement a few years ago and now live in a log house on eleven acres in the beautiful Lanark Highlands.  I spend my time reading, writing, spending time with family and volunteering in my community…when I’m not keeping tabs on my two giant dogs….033

  • Petya Lowes

    Very Nice

  • Shawna Nesbitt

    Wonderful website!  I think I might need to talk to you about this!  Great job!