Forty-two percent of Canadian adults between the ages of 16 and 65 have low literacy skills these numbers are determinded by: International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) I am an adult learner that fits into this alarming statistic. I have worked with a literacy tutor for over 23 years. Today I am motivated and passionate to help create awareness and inspire change. My personal mission is to create books that speak to adults and children who maybe be struggling with literacy as I once did. I want to eliminate the shame that often comes with low literacy and encourage others to reach out for help.
My books offer an insight into the lives of those 42% of Canadians that face each day without the literacy skills necessary to live life to its fullest.
I hope to inspire readers to become tutors or volunteer at a school reading program, to advocate for those who struggle or to sponsor books to those who will find support and encouragement through my stories. I have dedicated my life to creating awareness and support to the issue of literacy in my home province of Saskatchewan, and I plan to expand my message across Canada and beyond.
My life's journey has guided me towards my deepest passions – literacy and art. I am now combining these strengths. Currently, I am a businessperson, a self-published author and illustrator.
I want to leave you with this message; it’s never to late to learn, you are not alone, and most of all...your are worth it!
-- Forever a life learner!