Just popping in to wish a happy Mother’s Day to all who act as mothers in any capacity.
The older I get, the more appreciation I gain for my own mother. I’m truly blessed in that my relationship with her and my father has always been a positive one.
I’ve heard it said that the best thing parents can do for their children is to love each other. My parents have done that for 52 years. I can honestly say that I have never heard them fight. My father is sensitive, quick-tempered and rather intense, while Mom is naturally upbeat and easy-going, good at defusing disagreements before harsh words are spoken and at asserting herself when necessary. They complement each other well. As parents, they knew how to set limits and instil values with love when my brother and I were growing up.
I'm a teacher, an amateur musician and, for over thirty years, a writer. I fell in love with words at a very early age, and the affair has been life-long.
Glimpses of the past spark my imagination. There's an archaeologist buried in me somewhere. I'm currently working on a series following the McShannon family as they put down roots and find love in the old world and the new, against the background of the American Civil War. Along with this series, I'm writing a story set at the time of the Halifax Explosion in 1917. I'm really enjoying delving into the history in my own backyard.
I write for children as well as adults. When I'm not writing I garden, play guitar and spend time with my DH, our cat Emily, and our dogs Chance and Echo, the most spoiled Duck Tolling Retrievers on the planet. I live in Nova Scotia, in my opinion the most beautiful place in the world.