I’m a writer who lives in British Columbia. I have a first class honours degree in biology from Simon Fraser University as well as a professional teacher’s certificate from the province of British Columbia. I have many years of experience in teaching high school biology, science, and other subjects. I specialize in writing articles about life sciences and nature but also write about other topics, including the beautiful part of Canada where I live.
I have a biology and nature blog and a blog about the biological basis of health. In addition, I write at HubPages and its niche sites. All of my posts on BC Write are related to British Columbia in some way. Within this larger theme, they focus on the topics that most interest me: observations made during my walks, the arts, nature, and biology news from local institutions.
I’ve been a writer and an avid reader since childhood. The written word has always been important to me. Though today I mainly publish nonfiction, I continue to create short stories and poems as I did when I was a child.
I have received three Hubbie Awards, which are based on votes from other writers at HubPages. In 2014, I received the award for the best article, in 2015 the one for the most beautiful article, and in 2017 the one for the most academic writer. (The categories for the awards change slightly each year.) I received personalized HubPages mugs on each occasion. One of them is shown above.
Many of my articles and posts are inspired by my walks. My dog often accompanies me on my trips. I always have a camera with me when I leave my home and enjoy taking photographs.
The photo of the golden retriever and me that you may notice on this site was taken by my sister. The photo represents me at several places online. Sam had just been for a long and enjoyable swim, which is why his coat looks ruffled.
I’ve had some much-loved pets over the years, including dogs, cats, and birds. My family’s current pets include two dogs and three cats: a Labrador retriever, a Leonberger, two ragdolls, and a rescue cat.