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ABOUT ME


I am excited to share my writing.

In my non-writing life, I teach private music lessons, look for new learning experiences, and try to spend time with family in between the chaos of my business life.

I am indebted to many encouragers who helped build my confidence so that I could learn how to play piano, get an education, be gainfully employed for most of my life, be single, get married, raise kids – and learn how to build a website.

Travelling to new places is probably my most favourite past-time of all.   I dream of getting a world map tattooed on my back and having each province, state, or country I have visited painted a different colour.   Airport stops do not count!

I love story, and I am so grateful to those who have shared their experiences with me – in conversation,a magazine article, newspaper column, film, a book, or via a social media – all have helped me to understand myself and others better, given me tips for coping in crisis, and shown me how to laugh at myself.  Most of all, they taught me how to find my own new story in every day life experiences.

My trip to New Orleans was the inspiration to take my creativity more seriously.  I felt the passion in the music, and so wrote The Soul of New Orleans which became the catalyst to start sharing my writing and speaking with a broader audience.  I believe you will enjoy my unique humourous and slightly-serious reflections on real-life events.

Family
Newbury Family (One grandchild in utero)

Thanks to my family for providing me with never-ending content for my writing and speaking.  I hope readers will enjoy hearing about our quirkiness.

Many of the photos are courtesy of my sister, Rondalyn Fitz, whose photography skills surpass mine, and Janelle Fitz, a professional artist, photographer, and graphic designer.

My goal is to post an article once a week, and would love to send you a weekly update with a link to my newest post:  sign up below.  Alternatively, go to CONTACT ME to join my facebook page or send me an email on the Contact Form.

I look forward to getting to know you better!


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