I’ve written my bio so often, I simply cannot put it through the typewriter one more time. Beneath are links to those of mine located at the websites of some credible publishers’. I wrote a novel, The Monkey Puzzle Tree, published in 1994 about the CIA mind control program in Montreal in the 50’s and 60’s. My mother’s psychiatrist was head of that “research” team. I don’t know if she was used, more likely mentioned in papers I haven’t read. She cured her mild schizophrenia with nutrition and exercise. She was beautiful and insightful and only a very little unstable, enough to make her absolutely riveting to us all. I write about her sometimes. When I was a kid, her plight and that of other women I grew up with didn’t please me that much. Safe but limited in their field of action. That and the limited choices facing me meant that I started a feminist theatre company when I was 22, ran it for two years. It helped me put me through college. I still consider myself a feminist. #MeToo pleases me because the gauntlet run by the first two or three generations of women to be fully represented in the workplace is not great, and not necessary. Nothing I would wish on my tender granddaughters. Of course, these guys want to fight back in court, due process aside, they get to torment the woman all over again. I’m glad I don’t have to solve that problem, I am glad I don’t have to go to court and I support the women who do, as long as they are telling the truth. Some will be lying.
From then, I went to graduate school, MBA in arts administration, worked in the theatre in Toronto and New York, became a writer when my marriage broke up. Got my first job at Time, which was a stroke of major luck, and from then, it’s all in the internet’s various bios, which are more or less correct.