Born to Dutch immigrant parents, I grew up in a little place not found on most maps. It is called Old Barns and is in the beautiful province of Nova Scotia. Our house literally bordered on the mud flats of the Cobequid Bay, off the Bay of Fundy. My mom used to tell me when the tide (highest in the world) changed because the laundry on the line would blow in the opposite direction. I never realized how unique that was until I was much older, living thousands of kilometres away and missing the fresh ocean breeze.
My life has taken many paths- like a snake slithering back and forth in the grass but still moving forward. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Elementary Education from an American college, I have a Writing for Children diploma, and a Office Administration certificate all of which are hanging on my wall. My jobs have been diverse too- from greenhouse to General Motors, classroom to hardware store. And mingled through all that is marriage to a farmer turned preacher and raising four children with him.
I have always loved to write. It is where I can express myself most fully, without interruption, and hopefully with some thought. I love books. They stimulate and entertain, and I am fortunate to live walking distance from the library. My goal is that my own writing would someday find its outlet in a book as well.
So to life experience, blogs, and books: Cheers!