A little about the Author:
a recently retired Nova Scotia high school guidance counselor who
has finally found time to devote to pursuits like writing and painting.
originally from Prince Edward Island, my home for the last 39 years
has been in Barrington, on Nova Scotia's southwestern shore.
have always been interested in writing, even as a teenager, and in
my B.A. program took a Special Topic course in Creative Writing. While
I produced the occasional short story during my teaching career (and
occasionally made use of them in class), I found it difficult to bring
any novels to
completion due to the demands
on my time.
the 1980's I had a regular opinion column in the Shelburne Coast Guard
newspaper ("Through a Single Window"), and for the last
few years have continued that as a blog. The two Storm novels, while
set in Maine, have a main character who is a school counselorI'm
writing about what I know well.
Storm was published as a "first novel" and I'm thrilled
with the compliments from many of its readers, who email me, comment
on Facebook, or just come up to me in the community to tell me how
much they enjoyed the book. It's obviously a page-turner, and I often
hear stories of readers stuck in the book until the early hours of
the morning. A number of readers suggested they would like to see
a sequel to Approaching Storm, which I hadn't anticipated (a few of
them even offered suggestions on possible plot twists to make that
did some thinking about the possibility, and finally decided on returning
to the characters six years later: In Storm Passing, Belle is sixteen
years old, and life suddenly takes an unexpected turn.