Rita and Raymond’s Arctic adventures is my second book dealing with the north, where I spent 33 years as a manager on scientific research projects, ice surveys, and search and rescue missions.. Where Cold Winds Blow (Penumbra Press, 2004) chronicled my experience and included my observations of demographic and environmental changes . It also gave me the opportunity to understand and appreciate the Inuit: their ways and traditions. It was my inspiration to write Rita and Raymond’s Arctic Adventures .
Climate change and global warming is one of the world’s biggest challenges today. Rita and Raymond’s Arctic Adventures is written for young people between the ages of 6 and 12 but contains a message for all ages. It’s a story of two young polar bears and a fox who circumnavigate the Canadian Arctic talking to other animals on how they’re coping with global warming and climate change. The use of actual place names throughout the story lends authenticity, teaching both geography and history in the framework of an exciting adventure , full of humour and surprise.
I am Divorced: Semi-Retired but continue to write and now work as a Real Estate Agent in Ottawa Canada