My values are best described by my life-long commitment to independent thinking, with a strong need for collaboration with others. That’s one of the reasons I prefer to work with a Writers Critique Group to improve work under development. My novels and short stories feature people living through critical life transitions and therefore change is often evident.

I’ve been writing fiction since 2004, and have now completed two manuscripts and numerous short stories which I’m currently marketing. I’ve improved my skills through creative writing courses and workshops as well as working with published and unpublished writers.  I am President of the Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association. Qualifications include articles published in The Globe and Mail and a few community newspapers. In 2010, I had a short story The Canal of Destiny published in a literary newsletter, Quick Brown Fox, following a reading at CJ’s Café in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. I have included this story in the short stories section.