Born the first of four children to two loving parents, I was raised in London,Ontario,Canada and married my high school sweetheart. After about thirteen years, and a lot of tears later, my marriage failed. I then spent the next seven difficult years as a single parent living at or near the poverty line. The only thing that got me through this period was the unwavering support of my family and my two wonderful children, David and Jennifer.
About twelve years ago, I met my second husband, and best friend, Wayne. We combined our family of five – yes five – teenaged children and married seven years ago. Once the children had all grown and gone, we settled into a quieter, easier life in the small coastal village of Grand Bend,Ontario, along the peaceful shores ofLake Huron.
For rest and relaxation, I love spending time with my husband, extended family members, two biological and three step children, growing number of young grandchildren and assortment of close friends. During the summer months I revel in our laughter filled days and nights at a nearby camp ground in our park model trailer. Camp fires at night, days spent relaxing at one of the many area beaches or at the camp pools, are treasured moments indeed.
When we can, we try to get away to Florida during the cold winter months – hey, anyone who knows me knows I’m no snow bunny.
Although the last ten years of my working career has been spent either in mortgage sales or real estate, it has always been my love of reading and writing stories that sustained me. Several years ago, I decided to try writing my own stories, and as my writing career evolves, I want to share those stories, and my journey, with others on an on-going basis.
Writing has proven to be every bit as exciting and awakening as I’d ever envisioned. It’s also a lot more work than I’d first thought too, with a learning curve the size of a tsunami. But what a joy and thrill to discover that I CAN do this thing called writing, and I welcome all who wish to follow me on my journey and explore my story-telling adventures.