About Me

Florence, Italy, May 2012. On the rooftop of La Rinascente in Florence overlooking Il Duomo taking a glass of wine with friends. I spent two months there, fulfilling a long-held fantasy. A beautiful city.

Florence, Italy, May 2012. On the rooftop of La Rinascente in Florence overlooking Il Duomo taking a glass of wine with friends. I spent two months there, fulfilling a long-held fantasy. A beautiful city.

I live in Toronto, Canada but I’ve done a lot of travelling and living in other places.

I’ve spent most of my life writing, as a journalist and in corporate communications.

Until I began writing mystery fiction, my only book was Girls of Summer: In Their Own League published in 1992 by HarperCollins. It is about the Canadian and American women who played professional baseball in the U.S. during WWII and after.

These days I’m writing mystery fiction – novels and short stories.  You can find out more by clicking on the appropriate links above. My blog will focus on the ups and downs of this new career, which includes self-publishing, and anything interesting and related that might interest readers and writers.

I’ve travelled a lot over the years and will be doing a lot more, I hope.  I lived in Maputo, Mozambique as an international volunteer during the struggle against apartheid, travelled throughout the UK and continental Europe during the 1970s and for a good part of 2012, and passed extended periods in Mexico and Costa Rica.

In 2009, for six months, I was once again an international volunteer with a small NGO in Ranchi, Jharkand in northern India. I spent another month in Pokhara, Nepal.

As much as possible, when I travel, I like to spend time walking in the countryside.  In 2012, I hiked Hadrian’s Wall in northern England and the Austrian Alps and visited the highest point in the Bavarian Alps in southern Germany. I capped that adventure off with a six week stay in Ljubljana, Slovenia, a wonderfully picturesque and interesting city.

You can find more information about some of these trips on the Travel Blogs link above.

6 Comments

6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Lovely website! — passer-by

  2. pattiphillips

    Very interesting travels! Looking forward to learning more. 🙂 Please contact me at paphillips20@aol.com. Your email did not come through for the Kerrian’s Notebook signup. 🙂

  3. Jennifer

    Dear Lois Browne,

    Our names are Sophia, Jennifer, and Maddie and we are eighth grade students from Tamanend Middle School in Warrington, PA and we are participating in National History Day at Ursinus College. National History Day is a nation-wide contest where students research a topic and are judged on their presentations. This year’s theme is Rights and Responsibilities and our group is researching the topic of women’s rights and responsibilities in World War II.
    Our thesis is:
    The rights and responsibilities that women gained in World War II affected the outcome of the war and women’s future roles in society by introducing women to more substantial positions in the workforce and giving them the opportunity to fight for their country in its time of need.

    In order to enhance our research, we would like to interview you. We would like to set up a time that is convenient for her. We are available from 3:00-8:00 pm on Tuesdays through Fridays. You can contact us at nhdmsj@gmail.com Thank you for your help and we look forward to speaking with you.

    Sincerely,
    Jennifer, Sophia, and Maddie
    Mrs. McFarland’s 8th Grade Class

    • Thank you Sophia, Jennifer, and Maddie. I would be happy to take part in your project. I’ll contact you at the email address you’ve given.

  4. Rosemary Kennedy

    Hi Lois:
    Great to see you are living life to the fullest. Drop me an email and I’ll fill you in on what we’ve been doing in the past couple of years. Would love to catch up with all your news.
    Rosemary (Kennedy)

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