I’ve been privileged to have lived overseas and to have traveled extensively these past thirty years; an opportunity to embrace a mosaic of cultures and unique experiences. Having raised three sons globally in nine other countries we once called home, we’ve now returned to the beautiful mountain town of Kimberley in British Columbia.
Eager to share my experiences and fulfil my writing aspirations, six years ago I began capturing my life and travels in notesonaboardingpass. If a blog transports you to a different place, entertains, inspires or informs… I am more than pleased.
A deep love of history imbues my work, making historical, social and personal connections to the places that I write about. In Norway, my experience as a Tour Guide/Interpretive Historian was deeply fulfilling and honed my research skills and, hopefully, my attempt to assemble history into a relatable narrative. During a year living in a hotel in Kazakhstan, with the Caspian Sea as my inspiring backdrop, I was able to devout all of my time to the craft of writing.
And our last posting in India confirmed my passion for not only telling that of my own journey, but of others as well. Two years later, I still pine for those chaotic enchanting streets and for the welcoming souls of the Indian people, yet life has moved on to a new more settled chapter.
I have co-authored two books, Pioneers of Penang (delayed in publishing) and on March 7th 2018, Monday Morning Emails was launched in The Hague.
Monday Mornings’ is an honest, insightful look at living a global life. Part memoir, part diary, part self-help, it recounts my and my co-author’s journey, both past and present. Between the two of us, for the past 25-some years, we had raised sons in 12 countries, supported our husbands careers and found our passion in writing, mentoring and publishing. However Monday Morning Emails does not only speak to living globally – mothers are mothers, wherever we may be.
I am also involved with Families in Global Transition and participate often as a presenter. Recently I’ve shared my passion of travel through speaking engagements and I also impart my love of writing in ‘The Joy of Writing Workshops’ and host the Kimberley Writer’s Group. I currently have two books to complete – until then, I’m so pleased you’re reading.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org