Nadine Asante has written for various periodicals, including the Scottish Daily Express in Glasgow, the Manchester Guardian and the Montreal Gazette. She was a 'Home' page editor for the Vancouver Sun in the 1960s in the Leisure section for editors Barry Broadfoot and Alex McGillvry; then she wrote for The Sun and The Province as a Seniors columnist in the 1980s and 1990s.

Her father was Welsh and her mother was born in Vernon, B.C. "My parents were unfortunately in Seattle when I was born," she said, "but brought me back to B.C.

As Nadine Asante he wrote The History of Terrace (Terrace Public Library Association, 1970, 1971; third printing 1979), containing stories of early settlers and present day services and organizations in Terrace. "It sold 4,000 copies," she quips, "because I named everyone in town."

At age 90, as Nadine Jones, living in Richmond, she self-published Four Great "F" Words: Fur, Feathers, Fish & Fun (Nadine Jones 2012 $16.99 978-0-9917511-0-5), a collection of short, non-fiction pieces, mostly about animals. They stories many recall experiences in northern B.C. (Terrace) where she and her husband bought 48 acres on the former site of a cedar mill. Five of the acres were cleared. They built a log house and outbuildings with the help of their two daughters, aged eleven and fourteen.

[BCBW 2013]