|Courtesy of Terre Britton|
1. Can you describe yourself in three words?
(Thank you, John, for giving me this terrific opportunity to connect with you and the writing community.)
Three words? Courageous. Open-minded. Enabler.
2. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I was on a train speeding away from the Sinclair Ross-ian desolation of my Canadian Prairie childhood, through the magical Group of Seven forests of Algoma, and on toward what would become the root of my long-anticipated adventures: Art College.
Finally, life on my terms! A familiar youth mantra.
It was autumn and the train tracked through a narrow, misty corridor flanked by hills and trees. I was dazzled by the visual pop of iridescent leaves contrasted with a sea of black trunks and brilliant green conifers. With no paints at hand, I began to wildly scribble my emotional responses on paper. As an aside, but a literary aside, the sway of the day/nighter eventually took its toll