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Where are you from? Born and raised in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada www.tourismpei.com
When and why did you begin writing?I
I started in 1999 as a marketing/technology columnist for The Insider. The column called BizNet was created to talk about online marketing, the internet, and business applications. Since, I was new to self-employment as a marketing technology consultant, I felt writing a column would help me get visiablity in the business community. It worked!
What books have most influenced your life?
As a child I loved Nancy Drew books or solving the mystery. As an adult mainly mysteries Sherlock Holmes and the like. Also Your Money or Your Life.
What’s your favorite fruit? Pineapple
Do you ever wish you had an entirely uncreative job? Definitely not....love to think outside of the box.
What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer? Living life, getting out and sharing.
Can you share a little of your current work with us? I started out with a business book based on a marketing course I taught at the University of Prince Edward Island and then branched out to what has been going on in my life, or my experiences. First book was The Sustainable Table: Take Back Your Plate writing on our family's experience to moving away from processed foods, not for the hard core but those that are thinking maybe they don't have a sustainable food supply and are buying too much processed foods. Next we built a passive solar house and Building a Passive Solar House: My Experience Shared was the resulting product to give people a viewpoint from the owner, not the experts. And my most recent book – Easy Gluten-free Lunches and Snacks: Simple Cookbook for those like myself that are celiac or gluten-intolerant. I was so happy to have developed a recipe for making your own wraps, pita, crackers, tacos and a simple bread recipe that tasted so good that I decided to share. Next up is a Sustainable Living book....
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Write what you know, love what you write and focus on the art and words rather than 'money' since most writers aren't in it for the money!
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