I am an old new writer. Other than high school English compositions, I didn’t write until 2007 when, at the tender age of 65, I traveled to Thailand to do some volunteer teaching. I sent emails of my adventures back home and a friend, also an amateur writer, said that he liked them and suggested I try my hand at it. Since then I have taken a few courses, written a few memoirs, one published, and have been having just a whale of a time. I joined Ottawa Independent Writers last year and am now working, not so hard, on a novel.