I was born in Woody Point, Bonne Bay, Newfoundland where my father was teaching at that time. Some of my earliest memories are there. We moved to Hare Bay, my parent’s home, before I started school and it is where I grew up with extended family members from both my mother’s and father’s side. Throughout my school years, depending on my father’s teaching position, I had also lived for short periods of time in Gambo and St.John’s, Newfoundland. I graduated with honours from Dover Senior High School at the age of sixteen, and then graduated from Gander Vocational School. I began writing poetry in my teenage years. I studied Interior Design through correspondence courses and Psychology through correspondence from St.John’s Memorial University, while my two children were growing up and I worked part-time in my husband’s business. Many years later I graduated Architectural Design from Algonquin College in Ottawa and lived there for ten years. I worked in Hull and Gatineau, Quebec, as a Designer, Project Manager with the Federal Government of Canada. After submitting some of my poems, they were published while there. I began writing a book. A very busy life altered the direction of this book. Put on a shelf after it was only just begun, it slept but only to rest for a while. For a long period of time, I did not write. It wasn’t until this past year that I once again reached for my pen. This was mostly due to spending every moment possible at our recently completed cottage at Cat Bay, surrounded by nature, many miles away from my home in Hare Bay. That is where my inspirations, my deepest thoughts flow to paper. For me nature has a way of bringing outside ambience to settle inside and the inside thoughts out from deep within. Then, I just breathe.