Born in Botwood in 1945, after numerous entry-level jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador and in Ontario, I quit my job at a television station in 1966 to follow my lifelong dream, to play and sing in a band and travel. This was a highlight of my life. In 1969, I then attended Mount Allison and Memorial universities, graduating in 1973. Social work, including corrections and child welfare, was the next stop on my journey and, in 1978, I entered the field of insurance and financial planning. Thirty eight years later, I have retired.
I was encouraged to write the story of a horrible tragedy that had happened when I was thirteen, fifty-eight years prior. That accomplished, I am pleased to have become a member Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador.