age becomes you


Government House Gardens, Fifty years later & still out to lunch --

Boston Pizza, Parry Sound Ontario
A friendly, family home with a view!


After  writing twenty-plus books for young readers  I recently changed course to write novels for  older readers.  And by older, I do mean old! 

Beyond sixty, at varying degrees of wrinkliness, and enjoying life as never before!  

Who knew wrinkles could be so liberating? 

The downside is becoming invisible to society. But  worse, is being perceived as irrelevant, even incompetent for no reason other than age. 


Out to Lunch  is crime novel that takes one step toward changing that perception by featuring active, involved, older women who use their skills and experience to solve crimes when no one else will.

Old friends Darla and Maureen who refer to themselves as Wrinklies, meet once a week for lunch in a variety of Nanaimo restaurants. When Inge, the third member of their lunch trio falls victim to a scammer she met online, the two set to work despite the fact Inge doesn't want their help. 

But can they out-scam a professional scammer? 

Don  Johns, Alias Ace, is a middle-aged man  who makes a lucrative living by conning lonely widows out of their life savings. And right now he is courting Inge.

Out to Lunch  is almost completed, but  the Wrinklies are just getting started!

When word of mouth brings pleas for help from other seniors, our wrinkly out-to-lunchers establish Out to Lunch Investigations with offices in their favourite restaurant of the week! 


Out  to Lunch Chronicles is a restaurant review. Predominantly for  Vancouver Island restaurants, but after several road trips across Canada and stopping for countless lunches along the way, we also offer suggestions on where to eat as you travel across our big  and beautiful country.

For  example, the"Old Home-Style" Boston Pizza above, that we discovered in Parry Sound Ontario on our way back from an accidental side trip to Owen Sound before driving on to Sudbury.

Island Queen Cruise, Georgian Bay

Parry Sound

This is the view from the Boston Pizza patio, in the charming, friendly community of Parry Sound where we stopped for lunch and a quick visit. It was a beautiful warm day in mid-October. 

October is a great time for a road trip across Canada. The heat, humidity, and crowds of summer have waned, and snow has yet to make an appearance. Usually.

The only downside is that some adventures such as a tour among the beautiful islands of Georgian Bay on this  little cruise ship may have closed for the season.