When I’m not busy getting to know sled dog puppies, hiking the sand dunes of Death Valley or enjoying the Canadian Rockies – you can find me working on a travel or outdoor article about the experience! Life’s passions include family, friends, outdoor adventures, travel and of course – sharing tales.
My writing career began one dark and stormy night – literally – when my husband, a Park Ranger at the time, came home with the story of a mountain rescue that had Reader’s Digest drama-in-real-life all over it. Four months later I’d convinced an RD editor to give me a shot and six months after that I had a contract to write the piece. That is when the real work began.
Eighteen years later, with more than 500 clips to my name, I’m still excited by the stories and undaunted by the reality of the work. As with any freelance career, I’m the one who makes the wheels of the bus go round. This journey has taken my writing into the realm of children’s non-fiction, around the country with travel and outdoor adventure, and into the homes of like-minded parents.
I’ve written more than 70 children’s books for publishers such Crabtree Publishing Co., Capstone Press, Cavendish Square, Weigl Educational Publishers, and ABDO. Every fall and spring, I teach a continuing education travel writing course at Mount Royal University. I work occasionally as a contract writer for Travel Alberta. I’m always keeping my eyes open for additional writing opportunities. Enjoy your visit here, and please check back regularly as my site – like my life – is a work-in-progress!
“There are two weapons in the writer’s arsenal… The first is stamina and the second is uncompromising belief in yourself.” – Leon Uris