For many years Maggi travelled with her engineer husband, Robin, working in the UK, Canada, Libya, Cayman Islands, Philippines and Australia. During her travels she learned to fly, scuba dive, sail, and gained a science degree from the University of Toronto. After their sailboat was sunk in cyclone Justin and they were rescued by helicopter from the Coral Sea, off the coast of Australia, the author and her husband returned to Vancouver Island, Canada where they started farming, the latest of their adventures. For several years an editor and writer, she’s been published on five continents.
Now retired from active work she lives with her husband by a river in Nova Scotia where he keeps his latest sailboat and she spends time landscaping; growing organic food and lavender; walking their latest pit bull puppy and writing during the long winter months.
Where to find Maggi Ansell online
When The Wind Blows, Extraordinary Adventures With A Deadly Twist
by Maggi Ansell
Buying an ex drug-smuggling boat in Grand Cayman is the start of crazy escapades. Maggi & Robin quit work to set sail across the South Pacific to Australia. From the Caribbean and perils of Panama, to exotic South Sea islands and a devastating cyclone in the Coral Sea peaking in a dramatic helicopter rescue from the ocean. Powerfully told, it’s funny, tragic, romantic and gripping.
Oak Tree Farm
by Maggi Ansell
Compelling, poignant and heartwarming tales for countryside and animal lovers. In a tranquil rural location by the Beaufort Mountains on Vancouver Island, Canada, the Ansells ambitiously embark on a new life of small mixed-livestock farming following their air-sea rescue from Cyclone Justin. Developing and populating the farm proves to be both challenging and very rewarding. An irresistible read.
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