Words and Stories
I'm a fiction writer, and I'm currently working on a mystery set in London, England, two months after the 1942 Dieppe Raid.
I wanted to set a story during World War II because my parents and my husband's parents grew up in England during the war. I live in Canada though, so I wanted the story to have a Canadian angle. I also wanted to write about women in wartime.
My research led me to Dieppe, a disastrous raid that was to become Canada's deadliest day of the war. It also led me to amazing stories of what women experienced during the war, and I started to outline a Dieppe Raid novel.
My fiction and poetry have appeared in print and online publications and have been included in anthologies and chapbooks. When I'm not writing fiction, I love to write lyrics and melodies for songs.