I'm a graphic designer and writer, currently living in Victoria, British Columbia, the wondrous place that has inspired my first novel, the middle-grade read Trina Bell's Humming Summer. Like my protagonist Trina, I enjoy roaming the city's parks and listening to the squeal of tiny sparkling birds. Yes, I speak to them and they answer but unfortunately, unlike Trina, I don't have a three-legged dog who translates for me.

 

Having lived landlocked in Germany for most of my life, I fell in love with the Pacific Ocean when I came to Canada. Combing beaches has become my favourite pastime, particularly looking for mermaids' tears. I cannot resist picking up those shiny, colourful pieces of sea glass and adding them to my ever-growing collection.

 

Early in 2014, I became a member of 'SeaglassLovers', a Facebook group comprised of people from all over the world who show each other their fabulous finds and daydream of being mermaids. There I learned about the places every sea glass aficionado has on her bucket list: Seaham in England, Davenport in the USA and, of course, Fort Bragg in Northern California home of the legendary 'Glass Beach', which is the enchanting setting of my upcoming women's fiction novel Foam On The Crest Of Waves.


A small selection of the 'surf gems' I found on the shores of Victoria.

 

And when I'm not at the beach, or writing, or helping my husband to playtest his latest board game invention, I design book covers for fellow authors (to see my work, please click here).