My love of language and stories drives my passion to write; when words won’t do the job, I turn to my easel and a fresh canvas. I enjoy painting pictures with words and flavouring my poetry and prose with alliteration, similes and metaphors.
When I moved to Muskoka in 2010, I joined the Bracebridge Library Writing Circle and later went on to facilitate both the Bracebridge and Baysville Library Writing Circles for several years. From 2013 to the present, I have helped organize and participated in the Cottage Country Writers’ Tall Pine Tales summer reading series. In 2014 I was honoured to receive the Muskoka YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for Art, Creativity and Culture. The following year, Cindy Watson and I co-founded the Muskoka Authors Association.
My short stories and poetry have been published in magazines and in poetry and literary collections.
Currently, I’m working on a double-murder mystery set in in a small town in northern Ontario. The story revolves around an intriguing ten-year old cold case that attracts a budding writer to town. While working as a children’s librarian, Jillian Matthews spends her off-work hours digging into the case. When she shows up as the second murder victim, the police discover the same weapon was used in both homicides.
In my spare time, I run Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery in Bracebridge where you’ll find my nature-inspired artwork along with that of other exceptional local artists.
Thank you for stopping by!
ART ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
For more information and full details about my current projects and art shows, please visit, my website, online store Heron’s Nest Studio Gallery or subscribe to my newsletter, News from the Nest.
I love the light and shadows…they draw me in.