The 10th of 13 children, I was born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick and have lived here most of my life. I married Gerald in 1972; together we have a son and daughter, and five grand-children that we adore.
I graduated from Harrison Trimble High School, took a one-year Administrative Assistant course at CCNB and started working in 1972. Over the years, I completed a Certificate in Religious Sciences as well other credits in languages and creative writing at the Université de Moncton.
I worked twelve years at the Université de Moncton, first as an Administrative Assistant and then as a Liaison Officer for the MBA Program. I completed my career at the Federal Government where I worked as a Technical Writer.
From the time I was in grammar school, I always enjoyed writing, especially poetry. I self-published a book of poetry, in French, in the late 80s. I also published articles in Primetime Magazine in recent years.
For more than a decade, I left writing on the back burner and concentrated on painting, starting with watercolors and moving on to acrylics and oils.
Recently, I have started writing again. I am working on a creative non-fiction novel and a memoir. I’ve also completed an online class with Suzanna Leonard Hill on writing for children (Making Picture Book Magic).
I am happy to meet with other writers at the Moncton Public Library every Saturday morning where I get constructive critiques and feedback.