I live in a beautiful garden. It entertains, nourishes and sustains me. When I'm not gardening I'm writing, building on my career as a journalist at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, where I produced stories from around North America and the world. One of my documentaries led me to write a book, Citizens of Nowhere, about the difficult adjustments young refugees in Canada had to make in their first year. Anxiety over a partner with cancer and grief led me to write about a garden - a Victory Garden. That memoir, A Victory Garden For Trying Times describes a year of a garden during a time of love, hope and despair.
Now and then I blog. Now and then I write travel articles. Now and then I concentrate on photography. Check out my other pages where I'll be posting links to that work.
This is a beautiful memoir. A compelling and intimate reflection on love and grief and ordinary things that comfort and sustain us - like getting your hands dirty. A timeless journey for anyone who finds beauty in the light that filters through a canopy of trees or the damp sweet smell of freshly turned earth.
Former CBC broadcaster, CPAC host
Launched in Toronto and St.Catharines in Sept/19
Grimsby Public Library October 2/19
A talk in my hometown
Wine and Words, Author Series