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What is your book all about? 

Stop Settling When it Comes to Love: Wise Dating Practices for Women is a guidebook for women. It’s meant to help them make better choices when it comes finding a man to marry. Topics include general advice to consider when dating, boundaries, forgiveness, our role in toxic relationships, self-respect, online dating and long-distance relationships, and more. 

I even share a few stories from my own dating history. Readers will learn how I chose dates poorly when I was younger but later, my story was redeemed. I wrote this book to help other women avoid mistakes I made.

What inspired you to write the book? 

My own dating history inspired the book. I married for the first time when I was 26 and settled for someone who was not good for me. I knew there were red flags. I knew my first husband had less than appealing character traits, but I ignored those traits and paid the price. 

If I had had a book like this, I might have made a stronger resolve earlier on to make a better choice. That marriage ended in divorce and I had a lot of healing to work through, though it made me a stronger person. May my story offer hope to someone reading this with a similar background

What is your target audience for the book? 

I have two target audiences but ideally, this book is for young girls starting out in the dating world. It helps them differentiate between healthy and toxic relationships, offers guidance in the area of purity if they hold Christian values, plus the topics I mentioned earlier. The hope is that if they chose a spouse wisely the first time, divorce can be avoided. 

The secondary audience is women who are divorced and want to find love again but wish to avoid mistakes they made the first time around. 

What do you hope readers could get out from your book?

I hope readers will walk away from my book with a resolve to to marry well, to avoid common dating mistakes. It’s worth it to wait for the right man. 

I hope readers will walk away with a greater sense of their own worth or the unction to work on that area if it is a weak spot for them. When our sense of self-worth is stronger, we won’t settle when it comes to love.

What are your future goals/plans for the book? 

In the next year, I plan to create an online webinar and/or course based on this book. Possible topics include helping women create a vision for their ideal man or it may be about the difference between red and green lights in a relationship – how to know when to proceed with a relationship and how to know when to end one. Perhaps I will develop courses about each of those topics. Self-worth is another area I could teach on. 

If there is interest in such courses, let me know. You can connect with me at

I’m also open to virtual speaking engagements about topics related to my book. If this interests you or an organization you know, please connect with me.

And something more about yourself.

I live in Ontario, Canada, with my wonderful husband, Curtis who is my biggest supporter. I went from marrying Mr. Wrong in my early 20s to marrying Mr. Right in my 50s. He’s a bivocational pastor who is a joy to support. 

Before I married him and moved to Ontario, I worked as a secretary in Nova Scotia for over 25 years. I’m now a happy housewife, author, and course creator. In my spare time, I like to cook, bake, exercise, read, play the violin, and draw.


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