I was born Canadian in 1962 and raised in the Province of British Columbia (BC). I raised two children and now have four grandchildren. I worked primarily in road construction, as a traffic controller & first aid attendant from 1981 until 2011. Acquiring the Saint John’s Ambulance – Industrial First Responder, I continued to work road construction, as well as the oilfields, gas pipelines, and forest fires of AB and BC. I graduated with honors at a technical university in 2004, with a minor degree in Computer Programming, Software Development, and Systems Analysis; I work on my own website, social media, and marketing of my own book(s) when I am not pounding the keyboard to write, edit, proof, and read through my stories.
Suffering most of my adult life with anxiety and depression, I began writing “Cocooning the Butterfly” in 2002. Thirty years suffering emotional, physical, spiritual pain, and loneliness, writing helped me to free my spirit. Transforming notes into story content filled with amazing characters, vibrant plots, metaphors, and teasing riddles, a touch of faith melded with the complexities surrounding the butterfly’s lifecycle. I hold nothing back, my heart on my sleeve, tears of joy and heartache spill as I breathe life into my characters.
I married Jeff Doncaster in 2014, finally getting it right. We live in Alberta Canada, enjoying the grandchildren, and look forward to a life in the country as an early retirement nears. From 2002 until 2018, 16 years, I have delved into an imaginary world to complete my first full-length novel. “Cocooning the Butterfly” was published October 5, 2017, distributed worldwide, and will soon become a series.