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I'm a pastor's wife, mother of three girls,care-giver to two golden retrievers and a six-toed cat. I started writing stories for my dolls and they didn't complain so I kept it up. Writing is my passion. Jesus is my Lord.


Background Information

I was raised on an island in Lake Huron, ran away to Alaska and then the Yukon, had a "road to Mayo" conversion in 1982, leaped by faith into Briercrest Bible College with my husband in 1985 and landed in the "promised land" of central Alberta in 1988.
I've had the privilege of living a few miles south of the Arctic Circle (Dawson City Yukon) and a couple of degrees south of the equator (Papua New Guinea). I suppose that's why my writing is steeped in the imagery of winter, with the odd palm tree thrown in.
For the past 18 years, I've been a pastor's wife, mother of three girls, caretaker of two dogs, two cats and sundry fish, and oh, yes, a freelance writer.
Major influences have been a long list of writers. Some of my favourites include Walter Wangerin, John L. Moore, Sigmund Brouwer, Leif Enger, Jill Briscoe, Judith Couchman, and most important, all the writers included in The Bible.
 

Accomplishments

I have written for several Christian magazines in the U.S. and literary magazines in Canada, as well as home-town newspapers. My short stories and articles have won prizes in Canada and the U.S. and my poetry has also captured prizes in both countries and been broadcast on CBC radio’s Alberta Anthology and appeared on the world wide web. I have taught writing courses for the Alberta Adult Education Department, Inscribe Christian Writers Fellowship, and God Uses Ink (Ontario Canada). I've also been both a missionary speaker and main speaker at various women’s retreats and functions, the president of a Canada-wide writers' group, and currently hold the portfolio of Communications for the Associated Gospel Churches in Western Canada.

Additional Information

In 2006 I won The Best New Canadian Christian Author Award for my novel, One Smooth Stone which will be released in September, 2007 I also just released my second devotional book, Focused Reflections. My first book, The Spur of the Moment, has just been released in second edition.

Favorite Links

Writer-lee
a blog for book reviews and information for writers about writing

Spurts
a personal blog about everything - mostly about what God is teaching me

Inscribe Christian Writers' Fellowship
Inscribe is a Canada-wide writers' organization.

A Tumbled Stone
The sequel to One Smooth Stone, to be released Spring 2011




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