When I was a kid, I thought the best kind of day was the type that involved lying around on the sofa reading a book. I read anything I could find: books, magazines, newspapers, the back of cereal boxes, those messages on the side of the bus, menus, labels on food…. If it had words, I read it. And I’m still the same. I’ve found all the best places in the house for reading, from the sunbeam that comes through the attic skylight to the little spot next to the lilac bush that gets shade in the late afternoon.
I have the same passion for writing. My family will often come home to find the dishes half done and or the laundry still unwashed, and me sitting at my computer typing madly away. I’ve been known to scribble by the side of a soccer field while my son practices, or under the tarp on a kayaking trip with my husband, or between classes at the college where I teach.
I grew up moving every few years to a new country, but I’ve called Victoria, BC home for many years now. My husband, son and I live in a lovely house with a backyard big enough for our dog Tintin to run around in. As well as writing, I love to kayak, hike, climb, dance and hang out with my friends.