I am Canadian born, educated in Europe and North America, and presently divide my time between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
I am an author, editor, researcher, proof-reader, graphic artist and book designer. My experience includes academic texts, poetry, fiction (novel), screenplays, ghost writing, grant and project proposals, reviews, business plans, website copy and design, blog design and blogging, ad copy, newsletters, brochures, menus, ebooks and self-help manuals. I am meticulous and thorough in my work, as well as highly creative. My writing style is distinct and concise. You can expect excellent service from me, as I am committed to submitting inspirational work.
My creative writing skills include poetry, prose, short stories, memoirs/biographies, factual and fictional articles, e-books, book reviews, novels, screenplays and website & blog content.
The Piazza A Tropical Garden Guesthouse
January 2006 - January 2009
A Tropical Garden Guest House situated in Belmopan, Belize.
From March 2005
My work in the development of aromatherapy products is conducted with great conscientiousness in order to maintain consistency and ensure the highest standard of quality and purity. Only the finest therapeutic grade carrier oils, all natural lotions, cremes, gels, butters and 100% pure, unadulterated essential oils are used in the formulation of products, thereby protecting their therapeutic value and efficacy.
Mondiale de la Biere
January 1998 - January 1999
Geordie Theatre Productions
January 1997 - September 1998
Translation/Editing, Installation Technician
May 1995 - September 1996
TESL - Costa Rica
November 1991 - June 1994
May 1981 - August 1983
Graphic Artist, Typesetting, Printing
Smith & Squires Papermakers Inc.
September 1980 - June 1982
Set and Costume Design
Arts Club Theatre
June 1978 - October 1979
Eating the Sun, Feeding the Moon
Up to June 1994
Tashi, a young artist shattered by the senseless death of her fiancé, flees downtown Montreal for the jungles of Costa Rica, only to find herself in the wild interior of her own heart.
Initially resigned to spend the remainder of her days without love, she plunges into her new life in a foreign land of lush vegetation and breathtaking sunsets. Drawn into a steamy love affair with Dylan, whose reserved manner conceals a character forged in the Philadelphia ghetto, she becomes his soul companion and the "Other Woman" in his troubled marriage with Becky, an all-American girl with whom he is building a homestead in the jungle. Convinced that she and Dylan are meant to be together, Tashi's spiritual aspirations entwine with her overwhelming desire for union with him as she struggles to control the outcome of their stormy romance. Finally her passion for Dylan leads her to the brink of collapse and the ultimate realization that she must sacrifice her desire for sublime union so that he may fulfill his destiny on his own terms.
Based on a true story, Eating the Sun, Feeding the Moon has strong characters, gorgeous descriptions, and an adventurous plot that takes us on a sensuous journey through a tropical paradise on the verge of devolving into yet another tourist mecca. A woman living on the edge, Tashi explores, embraces and paints an exotic landscape that often mirrors her own wild nature as she delves into the deep recesses of a late twentieth century woman of Heart.
BuBaa Bushcraft Baacdeh
Bushcraft skills are often basic ideas and abilities that humans have employed for millennia to survive and thrive in the natural world. Hiking, building shelter, making fire, procuring food and water, fishing, trapping and hunting, as well as many other outdoor activities, all require basic wilderness survival skills in order to navigate the natural world and to handle emergency situations. Knowledge of medicinal plants and their uses is equally important to survival.
Bubaa's jungle excursions provide bushcraft training in order to meet the basic necessities for human life. You will assimilate the principles and acquire the practical knowledge and skills necessary to safely navigate not only the jungle but also other unfamiliar terrain; the fundamental principles and techniques are readily applicable to other environments.
The ability to live in the extreme conditions of the jungle will increase your confidence that no matter what lies ahead you will be able to thrive outside the reaches of the technological world and a collapsing global economy. With each challenge overcome, your self-confidence will greatly increase and soon what seemed daunting will become second nature to you.
We encourage the development of resourcefulness and autonomy, as well as teamwork. We trust you will complete our course having connected with the wisdom of our ancestors, the original bushcrafters, and also have gained greater knowledge of yourself and your relationship with the natural world.
BuBaa Bushcraft Baacdeh
Survive and thrive in the rainforest!
Unplug from the technological, industrial world
Learn the bushcraft principles and lifeskills of our ancestors
Deepen your connection to the natural world and yourself
Develop the fortitude and confidence required to live and thrive in extreme, unknown conditions
Learn to successfully navigate the rainforest
Experience the awesome abundance of life!
Coming soon! Look out for our new website about our bushcraft courses in the rainforest of Belize!
Qualifications & Certifications
(Hons) BA History