I was born in Queens, New York. When I was a child my parents allowed me
to write on one wall of my bedroom. It was in this space that I
published, in words and pictures, my first stories and launched my
However, I have lived most of my adult life, after becoming a Canadian
citizen, in rural Nova Scotia. Here, I have watched foxes steal
pears from beneath the trees in my back yard, listened to red-tailed
hawks argue over a recently caught meal, smelled the arrival of a family
of skunks, and tasted the wild blackberries that grow in the fields and
by the roadside.
I appreciate and respect the beauty of nature in all its forms and all
its moments. I am a strong advocate for equity and social justice
and work to further environmental and peace education in schools.
I share this through my teaching, writing and poetry.