I Born and raised on Bell Island off the east coast of Newfoundland, Canada.
Daughter of an iron ore miner and a stay-at-home-mom.
Moved to Cambridge, Ontario at age 16.
Married at 19 and now have two children, two grand-children, and one great-grand-child.
Always loved to compose verses for family and friends, but being illiterate, never pursued it seriously until a poem was submitted to the National Library of Poetry and received the Editor's Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry in 1999.
Continues to write inspirational poetry, often personalized for specific occasions.
Joined Grand River Toastmasters to improve speech and learn how to recite poems in front of audiences.
Received Toastmaster Competent Communicator and Leadership Awards.
Served as Vice President of Public Relations.
Poems have been published in The Downhome Magazine, as well as local newspapers and The Canadian Center for Abuse Awareness magazine.
Self-published first poetry book, Heartstrings, in 2008.
Just finished a second book of poetry Titled …”Newfoundland and Labrador Interesting Facts and Me
Mudders Old Ditties and Sayings” , This book is a collection of Poems and facts about the People , History , the Culture and Customs of the beautiful Island of Newfoundland .
Currently working on first novel based on an incident on Bell Island , Newfoundland Canada ,in 1978.