Retired bookseller Graduate Multnomah University. Portland, Oregon (3 yr degree) Postgrad coursework from: Eastern Washington University (3 yrs Journalism) Central Washington University (English, 1 yr), Seminars & workshops from University of Toronto & Queen’s.
Led workshops at Ban Righ, Queen’s University Readings in Toronto, Kingston & Battersea Ontario Judge for Canadian Author’s Guild Writing Contest, Ottawa Taught Mystery Writing: Chautauqua Institute, NY & Kingston School of Art
Former committee member, Farmer’s Market (municipal) Former board member, Children’s Aid Society (provincial) 20 years national columnist for Anglican Journal/Canadian Churchman 12 years columnist for The International Mystery Review 3 years Short Docs, Film & On-Camera work for COGECO Cable Member of online writing forums: Whale, Riverspine, New River Train
40+ years of publishing: Short story, mystery and poetry anthologies Creative non-fiction essays in The Globe & Mail (15 pieces), Reprints Toronto Star (Runner-up in short story contest), Kingston Whig. Award winner for Storyteller Magazine, Ottawa Shortlisted CBC National Literary Competition, 2008 Shortlisted, Sun Media Advice National Competition, 2009
30 years as Out Of Print Bookseller in Toronto & Kingston. Editor/Writer for The Business Keeper Magazine & Elegant Living, Kingston Part-time employment, member relations, Community Credit Union- present
Born Alaska. Father & grandfather Nome region prospectors, Seward Peninsula, beside Bering Sea. Tin mine called The Yankee Girl. Metis heritage, (half-Inuit). Married to Philosopher (Spinozian), Dual citizenship, U.S. – Canadian 2 Ch