Born in Saskatchewan, French grew up in a small prairie town, Raymore. She moved to Ottawa with her husband, where she held various offices for the NDP, then later to Victoria in 1987. A freelance editor and writer, she worked fulltime as an editor with Statistics Canada and with Canadian Welfare magazine.
Ask No Quarter (Longman’s, 1958) [Margaret Stewart]
Faith, Sweat and Politics (McClelland and Steward, 1963)
High Button Bootstraps (Ryerson, 1968)
Tommy Douglas (McClelland & Steward, 1975)
Powertown (McClelland and Stewart, 1975)
Ishbel and the Empire (Dundurn, 1989)