Born in Glasgow in 1952, she used her experiences as a veteranarian's helper at age 12 in Scotland and a rhino researcher for the Nairobi Game Department to introduce classroom critters in Animal Friends and a Ferret Named Toots (Sandhill). Having emigrated in 1979, she is a Richmond biology teacher who aimed her 1989 self-published book at 10-to-15-year-olds.

[BCBW 2003]