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.