about the author
I am an avid backpacker, hiker, and wilderness
canoeist. So much so, that I have turned my passion into my career
as owner and editor of the popular e-zines, OutdoorAdventureCanada.com
started my backcountry cooking adventures as a child camping with
my big brother and mentor, Bruce. As a pre-teen, I took a 4-H outdoor
living course which taught the basic foundations of roughing it, as
well as how to preserve foods through dehydration. I host wilderness
cooking workshops where I teach and support students who are learning
the special skills needed to prepare food for their wilderness excursions.
My first book, A Fork in the Trail, has been enjoyed by backpackers
and paddlers around the globe. My second book, Another Fork in
the Trail, was just released in May 2011. Recipe testing for my
third camping cookbook is currently underway.
I'm not just an author and outdoorswoman; I am also
a mom, wife, artist, and photographer. I live with my family in Brant
County, Ontario, Canada, near the picturesque Grand River and the
Great Lakes. Ontario's beautiful backcountry regions are perfect for
backpacking, hiking, trail running, snowshoeing, and paddling with
my husband Bryan, and my darling children Tobais and Kaia. Experiencing
the wonder of nature through the eyes of my children is one of my
I am a freelance writer for other publications and
my articles have appeared in Seattle
Backpackers Magazine, Washington
Trails Association Magazine, The Muskoka Sun, The Ottawa Canoe
Club Newsletter, and many others.
My blog, where you'll read posts about trail
food, recipes and grocery store finds, can be found on wildernesscooking.com.
I also have a Facebook
page for my readers to connect with me or you can follow me on
May your mountains be tall and your blisters be small.