Goody Niosi was born in Karlsruhe, Germany and immigrated to Canada when she was five years old. Passionate about books, she had decided by age ten that she would be a writer when she grew up, although her first career was as a film editor in Toronto and Vancouver. Goody writes for Business Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley and other publications. She also directs, produces and edits videos. She lives above a stable in the country near Nanaimo BC with her dog, Abby.
Goody's published books include Magnificently Unrepentant, The Story of Merve Wilkinson and Wildwood; Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives; Nanaimo, The Harbour City and The Romance Continues, The Art and Gardens of Grant Leier and Nixie Barton.
When Ken Kirkby unveiled his painting, Isumataq in Parliament on March 28, 1992, he had to make do with a 25-foot model and the first four panels of the painting itself. The original, at 152' long and 12' high would not fit into the building. But even the model brought tears to the
eyes of the 301 members of Parliament and senators gathered there.