Toni Graeme


An avid reader from birth I have published three non-fiction books - please see my website With a pretty vivid imagination I find the printed word wonderful as it can lead me into the past where I meet people and see places of long ago, to learn about them and the culture of that time. My first job was my dream job, in the editorial department of a daily newspaper in Vancouver, BC. I was 17, studied journalism in high school and had a huge determination to work on a daily newspaper. Two years later I married to start my journey with seven daughters. I became a community activist in the 60's; was a radio ad writer; created and supervised a department of community development workers in the 70's. Moved to northern Canada for nine years travelling through the central and high Arctic, lived in Yellowknife, helped build a house in the 'bush'; came back to western Canada's balmy Victoria, BC Managed an NGO to encourage implementation of Work Options and then trained and worked in home care. Initiated an English Conversation group during my two years in Duncan, BC for Chinese Moms who brought their children for schooling in Canada. I also volunteered weekly in a Thrift Store whose profits go to help many local organizations. Back in Victoria I volunteer to look after a garden at my local community centre and participate in a writer/artists group. Have published a biography of my great grandfather, Thomas Mower Martin, a noted painter in his day in,Toronto.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
Thanks for asking :) I spent 18 months travelling: to the UK on the Queen Victoria ocean liner, lived 8 weeks in the City of London, 6 months in India's south and north, two months in the Isle of Wight in UK, then to Spain for three months, Yucatan in Mexico's east for three months, Ecuador for 6 weeks, then Panama City for 6 weeks. I will be blogging the trip first with a book to follow - I hope.
Who are your favorite authors?
Agatha Christie, Ernest Hemingway and anyone who writes historically based novels on the past in India, China or Persia; I love mystery books without the blood and gore.
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Where to find Toni Graeme online


Women Who Lived and Loved North of 60
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,100. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Adventuresome women travel to Canada's northland for their own adventure or with a beau or husband being transferred or wanting to start a business. They face some dangers and loneliness but also a strong sense of belonging in a community they are all building together.

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adventure    arctic    canada    pioneer    women