I WAS BORN in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Besides Regina, I have previously lived in the Canadian cities of Brantford, London and Montreal. I also lived in London, England for a short while. I currently live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
AS A KID I played soccer, did gymnastics, competitive swimming, competitive diving, synchronized swimming, track & field, speed skating and dance. I also played classical guitar.
AS A TEENAGER I had lots of different jobs including tree planter, assembly line worker, waitress, babysitter, ward clerk, life guard, receptionist and cashier.
MATH & SCIENCE were my favourite subjects in school.
I NEVER DREAMED OF BEING A WRITER when I grew up. I wanted to be a airline pilot or a doctor.
AT UNIVERSITY I earned two degrees: an Honours Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration.
DURING MY BUSINESS CAREER I have worked as a professional manager in the aerospace industry, the biopharmaceutical industry and the financial services industry. I have also taught business at the college level.
I GOT MARRIED when I was twenty-eight years old. My husband Nick and I had three children in the next three-and-a-half years.
I TRIED WRITING FICTION FOR THE FIRST TIME when my firstborn was six weeks old. As I reached out to type my first words, it felt as though I was slipping my hands into a pair of gloves that had been waiting for me my whole life.
IT TOOK ME TEN YEARS to get my first book published and I've got four full length novels that have never been published.
YOU DON'T EVEN WANT TO KNOW how many rejection letters I received along the way
I NEVER GAVE UP because I knew it was the only way to guarantee that I would fail.
I FIND WRITING exhilarating, frustrating, satisfying, exhausting and hard. I can't imagine life without it!