I am a writer.
Where is a writer born?
On the gray, wintry beaches of an island off the coast of Maine called Campobello, where beached pontoons became pirate ships and damp caverns the site of hidden treasures, and where many a rainy afternoon was whiled away in a small wooden library that a little girl had much to herself.
Where does a writer grow?
Travelling the world with a backpack, crossing the Baluchistan desert in a double decker bus, working as a barmaid in London, teaching English in Greece and finally settling in Spain. I lived in Madrid for 20 years, where I built a career as a freelance journalist and translator, learned Spanish, and unlearned me.
Where does a writer live?
In 2012, I returned to that island. I have since finished an MFA in Creative Nonfiction with King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia and am currently working on a narrative business biography that chronicles the growth of a culture of innovation―in the most unlikely of places.