About Me

During the day, I’m a high school teacher (Student Services/Special Education this year, with courses in English, Law, Social Studies, History, and Writing in recent years). When the marking and planning for the day are done, I fit in as much writing as possible. It’s been my passion for decades, and I love working in a variety of genres: poetry, prose, and non-fiction.

Getting to this point has required a few years in university:

  • Associate of Arts, College of the Rockies
  • Bachelor of Arts (Humanities Major–History, English, and Religious Studies concentrations), University of Lethbridge
  • Bachelor of Education, University of British Columbia-Okanagan
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Special Education, Queen’s University
  • Master of Arts (English Language and Literature), Carleton University

 

This has meant a lot of moving around, but I love to visit and experience new places. When I was younger, I had the opportunity to live in New Hampshire, Mississippi, and Maryland. I got to know a lot of great people, and the scenes and experiences have shaped who I am and how I write.

I also love to read as much as possible. With three children, I am constantly exposed to new and exciting children’s books. While I was training to become a teacher, I was blessed to work with our local youth literacy program, reading with students in elementary school. I try to set a list of books each year and fit in a few more around them. For 2019, I’m looking at:

    • Giovanni Bocaccio – The Decameron
    • Jim Bouton – Ball Four