Myrtle Rae Forberg Siebert came to writing through a deep appreciation for books, first as a child and later through participation as a teacher on a Ministry of Education Textbook Selection Committee. Ms Siebert’s Management and Foods is a ministry text and was the first book to achieve a much-coveted metric “M” designation in Canada. An education ministry contact led to her second work, Food for Life, published in 1994 by McGraw-Hill Ryerson for students at grade nine and ten level across Canada.
She is a retired Registered Professional Home Economist who continues a special interest in management of time, energy and resources. A former teacher, she has enjoyed a wide range of careers including that of owner-operator of a small fast food outlet. Her other interests of a more personal nature change with the season or need: bookkeeper, homebuilder, kitchen designer, decorator and gardener.
Through many years of volunteer activities she has gained a valuable understanding of group leadership. Involvement with International Training in Communications has honed Myrtle’s public speaking skills. She has led beginners workshops in writing, family history research and life planning.
Myrtle has three children and lives with her husband near Sidney on Vancouver Island. from Fjord to Floathouse is the result of over three years of family history research. She is currently working on a fiction and her memoir with the same setting as this publication.