I was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and after a few years in the work force, I decided to return to school and obtain my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta. While at the university, I made some money and paid for many lunches by helping fellow students, including graduate students, edit their work. Upon graduation I began my freelance journalism career and began to appear in such local publications as “The Edmonton Journal” and “Edmonton Woman Magazine”.

Shortly after I began my freelance journalism career my brother was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer. I put my career on hold to care for my brother until his death in 2001. Upon my brother’s death I moved in with my aging parents to assist with their career and to continue my writing career.

I opened a non-profit theatre company with a partner that ran local shows using local talent. During this time I wrote and produced a stage play and a radio play as well as organizing several shows and two Edmonton Fringe Festival runs as well as writing a three act musical. However, tragedy struck again when my father was hospitalized with heart problems. Making a hard decision, I dissolved the theatre company and devoted myself full-time to my parents’ care.

During the time of caring for my parents, I experience a medical tragedy of my own which put my career on hold yet again. As I struggled with my own medical issues, I continued to care for my parents until my father’s death in 2008.

Following my father’s death, I made the decision to put my mother into a care facility for those who suffer from Alzheimer’s. I moved on my own once more and continued to treat my medical problem with the added complication of type 2 diabetes. At this time I decided to take advantage of the Internet and restart my career.

I now have a website and continues to work on my own pieces. I enjoys photography and playing online fantasy games such as World of Warcraft. I is still very active in my mother’s care and continues to grow my writing business.