I love to read more than I love to write, but I love both. I was born in England, but have lived in Canada, with small breaks, since I was six.I currently live in Newmarket, a town near Toronto, Ontario, where I spend my days gardening, meditating, taking care of two cats, cooking (I love to cook)and cooking up stories!I've worked as a barmaid in England, an art gallery assistant, a freelance editor and writer, and a reference librarian in Toronto. I had a wild and woolly youth, but I was married to the same man for thirty-five years, before his untimely and sudden death in 2012. I still miss him.Behaving myself has not always been easy. I've spent many years studying and practising Vipassana (Insight) Meditation, which has taken me places I would never have dreamed existed.I've traveled to France, lived and studied in England, spent time in Latin America and Morocco. Travel is where many of my story ideas come from.My husband was half Cree, and was the inspiration for my YA mystery, Trial by Fire.I don't know what else to tell you about me. Oh, yes, I studied English Language and Literature at the University of Toronto and the University of London,England, and I love to sing and dance.