A former journalist (UK)and librarian, I love to read historical fiction and am fascinated by 17th century Canadian history. My indie historical romance titled Adele: Wilderness Bride. A Story of New France is now available in print or digital format from Amazon and similar vendors. In June 2012 the novel was runner-up in the Romance category in the (Hollywood based) 2012 Beach Book Festival contest. It received an honourable mention in the General Fiction category in the 2012 London Book Festival.