I write full-time. Although full-time is a funny term. I do other things too. I used to write before work, after work, during lunch, in the car; basically whenever I could find a spare moment. Now I have the luxury of writing when I want to write. I have completed three novels. Fracture Line, Descent, and Burnt. My fourth novel is working its way out of my system and onto the page.
The fall of 2011 gave me another mentoring opportunity. The Crime Writers of Canada mentorship program paired me with Garry Ryan. What an amazing experience to have the president of the CWC work with me on my third novel.
I have a combined honours in computer science and mathematics from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Unrelated to writing? I believe any university degree teaches how to process a large amount of information quickly, decide what’s important and use it. This skill certainly comes in handy for research. After graduating, I began my career with Bell Northern Research, enabling me to live in Japan and Germany.
Panorama Mountain Village, B.C. was my home for five and half years, where I worked first as the human resources manager and later as the director of human resources, security and guest services. My involvement in the resort’s wildlife management program broadened my knowledge of the wilderness and the animals that live there. Bears, coyotes, moose and cougars make cameo appearances in my books. Living in Panorama helped me find the subject for my novels. I write about Stone Mountain, a fictitious ski resort in the depths of the Purcell Mountains in British Columbia.
I love skiing, snowshoeing and the Canadian winter, but now I spend winters on my boat where I expend energy beach running, kayaking and swimming.
Dogs are a big part of my life and mine appear in my novels.
I currently spend my time with my husband, Mathew, in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas.