About Me
I began my writing career with a short story, progressed to travel and historical articles, and then on to
travel books. I called these books my Backroads series and in the seven of them I described what there is
to see and do along the back roads of British Columbia, Alberta, the Yukon, and Alaska. I have now
switched to fiction writing and am proud to be one of Books We Love Ltd published authors. Through
BWL, I have had three mystery novels, Illegally Dead, The Only Shadow In The House, and Whistler's
Murder published in a boxed set in what I call the Travelling Detective Series. In my fourth novel, Gold
Fever I combine mystery with a little romance.
I was born in New Westminster, B.C. and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. I married soon after graduation and
moved to a farm where I had two children. Over the years I worked as a bartender, hotel maid, cashier,
bank teller, bookkeeper, printing press operator, meat wrapper, gold prospector, warehouse shipper, house
renovator and nursing attendant. During that time I raised my two children and helped raise my three
step-children.
I love change so I have moved over thirty times in my life, living on acreages and farms and in small towns
and cities throughout Alberta and B.C. I now live on an acreage in the Port Alberni Valley on Vancouver
Island with my husband and three cats.
I belong to Crime Writers of Canada, Federation of B.C. Writers, the Port Alberni Arts Council and the
Port Alberni Portal Players. My short story, A Capital Offense received Ascent Aspirations Magazine's first
prize for flash fiction in 2010. I have since turned that story into a stage play and presented it at the Fringe
Festival in Port Alberni in 2014.