Born in Yellowknife, Dook was raised in Churchill, Manitoba. The taught school in the north and met her husband in Nunavut. Married in 1996, they lived aboard their 44-foot sailboat Inuksuk. She followed her first book called Darling, Call the Coast Guard, We're On Fire Again! with Damn the Torpedoes: And More Tales of Liveaboard Life (Touchwood Editions, 2003).

[BCBW 2003] "Maritime"