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How did I change from being a science graduate working on metal-induced rancidity of cod fillets at the Fisheries Research Board to being the author of over fifty Harlequins? When my husband joined the armed forces as a chaplain, we moved three times in the first eighteen months. The last move was to Prince Edward Island. By then my children were in school, I couldn't get a job and at the local bridge club, I kept forgetting not to trump my partner's ace.
However, I had always loved to read, so one day I bought a dozen Harlequin novels, read and analysed them, then sat down and wrote one.
My first book, typed with four fingers, was published as To Trust My Love and my pseudonym was an attempt to prevent the congregation from finding out what the chaplain's wife was up to in her spare time.
I’ve been very fortunate for years to be able to combine a love of travel (particularly to the north – I don't do heat well) with my writing, by describing settings that most people will probably never visit. And there's always the challenge of making the heroine's long underwear sound romantic.
I’ve lived most of my life in the Maritimes of Canada, within reach of the sea. Kayaking and canoeing, hiking and gardening, listening to music and reading are all sources of great pleasure for me. But best of all are good friends, some going back as far as my high-school days, and my family. I have a beautiful daughter-in-law and the two most delightful, handsome, and intelligent grandchildren in the world (of course!).