I was born in November, 1971 - the ‘surprise’ third child to Gordon and Shirley Pape. That year, the Beatles were recently broken up, “Stairway to Heaven” was newly released, and Walt Disney World had just opened its doors in Orlando, Florida. My family was living in London, England (the biggest city in the world in those days) where my father was stationed as a foreign correspondent for Southam News. My family moved back to Canada when I was 2. We lived in Montreal for a few months before settling down in Toronto for the rest of my childhood.
I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s before cell phones, bike helmets, MP3 players and DVDs. Back then, clothes were ugly, disco was hot, computers were primitive, and kids were kids. It was a divinely innocent time to be young. (more)
How I became a writer
When I was three, I wanted to grow up to be a princess, a ballerina, or an ice-skater - in no particular order. Yes, any of those destinies would have done nicely. Too bad there were no eligible princes around to marry. And things began to look grim when my mother refused to enrol me in ballet. When I kept falling on my butt at the skating rink, I knew I had to come up with another career path. (more)
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