I have always loved to read. As a child, my favourite books were Nancy
Drew novels. I first had the idea that maybe someday I would like to be a
writer, when I was in Grade Four and my teacher let us take out our
creative writing folders to write if we had completed all our other work.
I remember trying to finish my work quickly to take advantage of that
I seem to recall a never-ending story about hidden gold.
attended high school at Grand River Collegiate Institute, Kitchener,
graduating in 1983, before completing my Bachelor of Arts degree in German
and French at Wilfrid Laurier University in 1987. After that, I continued
to dabble in writing, though it took a lot of discipline to do while
raising a young family and working at the same time. Fortunately, my
husband was supportive, and I was able to take breaks from various
customer service jobs to do what I love to do–write. I actually have two
other novels sitting in a box somewhere, but I consider those my practice
novels. They will likely never see the light of day again.
live in Kitchener with my husband, James, and three sons, David, Michael
and Benjamin. When I’m not reading or writing, I enjoy taking long walks,
biking and gardening.
Jewels of Sofia Tate is my first