AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR

Mother Teresa’s Advice for Jilted Lovers (2016), is a black humour, social commentary, women’s fiction story with paranormal elements. Can you say, “blended genre?”

HIGHLY RATED FACILITATOR & SPEAKER

I’ve facilitated groups from 10 to 200 people in over 30 communities in Canada, the US, Sri Lanka, and Saipan.

ENGAGING VIDEO INTERVIEWER OF CREATIVE HEROINES

I host conversations to inspire, encourage and help aspiring artrepreneurs build confidence and profit from their passion projects with the Creative Women Summit.

LIFELONG LEARNER & TEACHER

I love learning, putting that knowledge into practice, and then sharing my take-aways and experience. And that’s what I do — with four other learner-sharers — in the Creative Academy.

MOTIVATIONAL WRITING COACH

I support women “of a certain age” to rev up their writing and get that book off the bucket list and into their hands at Write, Woman, Write.

I have…

Check-Mark  a degree in Communication Studies with a major in documentary film-making (real, 16mm film!) …

Check-Mark over 25 years experience as a ghost-writer, technical writer and curriculum developer for progressive not-for-profit organizations …

Check-Mark  written two complete novels, published one so far, and have another five works-in-progress …

Check-Mark developed adult ed workshops and seminars on over 40 topics for my clients …

Check-Mark  delivered over 120 days of in-person writing, communications and financial literacy workshops in at least 30 Canadian cities and towns, as well as in the USA, Sri Lanka and Saipan …

Check-Mark taken 19 online courses and attended about 50 in-person workshops related to fiction-writing, since 2012.

I am…

Check-Mark the co-creator of the Creative Women Summit: Passion to Profit …

Check-Mark Vice President of the Vancouver chapter of the Romance Writer’s of America (RWAGVC) …

Check-Mark  a former coach for entrepreneurs who need help writing their business plan and figuring out their cash flow …

Check-Mark a member of the Writer’s Union of Canada …

Check-Mark  a proud Canadian, raised in Quebec to an American mother (which means my spelling can be schizophrenic) …

Check-Mark a wife, a mom, a step-monster, and a slave to a diabetic cat that needs insulin shots at twelve hour intervals. Every. Day. Of the. Year…

Check-Mark  done here!